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Space Weather Services for Civil Aviation-Challenges and Solutions

Kauristie, Kirsti and Andries, Jesse and Beck, Peter and Berdermann, Jens and Berghmans, David and Cesaroni, Claudio and De Donder, Erwin and de Patoul, Judith and Dierckxsens, Mark and Doornbos, Eelco and Gibbs, Mark and Hammond, Krista and Haralambous, Haris and Harri, Ari-Matti and Henley, Edmund and Kriegel, Martin and Laitinen, Tiera and Latocha, Marcin and Maneva, Yana and Perrone, Loredana and Pica, Emanuele and Rodriguez, Luciano and Romano, Vincenz and Sabbagh, Dario and Spogli, Luca and Stanislawska, Iwona and Tomasik, Lukasz and Tshisaphungo, Mpho and van Dam, Kasper and van den Oord, Bert and Vanlommel, Petra and Verhulst, Tobias and Wilken, Volker and Zalizovski, Andriy and Österberg, Kari (2021) Space Weather Services for Civil Aviation-Challenges and Solutions. Remote Sensing, 13 (18). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/rs13183685. ISSN 2072-4292.

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This paper presents a review on the PECASUS service, which provides advisories on enhanced space weather activity for civil aviation. The advisories are tailored according to the Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Advisories are disseminated in three impact areas: radiation levels at flight altitudes, GNSS-based navigation and positioning, and HF communication. The review, which is based on the experiences of the authors from two years of running pilot ICAO services, describes empirical models behind PECASUS products and lists ground- and space-based sensors, providing inputs for the models and 24/7 manual monitoring activities. As a concrete example of PECASUS performance, its products for a post-storm ionospheric F2-layer depression event are analyzed in more detail. As PECASUS models are particularly tailored to describe F2-layer thinning, they reproduce observations more accurately than the International Reference Ionosphere model (IRI(STORM)), but, on the other hand, it is recognized that the service performance is much affected by the coverage of its input data. Therefore, more efforts will be directed toward systematic measuring of the availability, timeliness and quality of the data provision in the next steps of the service development.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/144009/
Document Type:Article
Title:Space Weather Services for Civil Aviation-Challenges and Solutions
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Kauristie, KirstiFinnish Meteorological InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Andries, JesseSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
Beck, PeterSeibersdorf Laboratories Seibersdorf, Austria.UNSPECIFIED
Berdermann, JensUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3308-4584
Berghmans, DavidSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
Cesaroni, ClaudioIstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)UNSPECIFIED
De Donder, ErwinSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
de Patoul, JudithSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
Dierckxsens, MarkSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
Doornbos, EelcoRoyal Netherlands Meteorological InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Gibbs, MarkUK Met Office (UKMO)UNSPECIFIED
Hammond, KristaUK Met Office (UKMO)UNSPECIFIED
Haralambous, HarisDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Frederick University, CyprusUNSPECIFIED
Harri, Ari-MattiFinnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)UNSPECIFIED
Henley, EdmundUK Met Office (UKMO)UNSPECIFIED
Kriegel, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5543-180X
Laitinen, TieraFinnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)UNSPECIFIED
Latocha, MarcinSeibersdorf Labor GmbH, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Maneva, YanaSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
Perrone, LoredanaIstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)UNSPECIFIED
Pica, EmanueleIstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)UNSPECIFIED
Rodriguez, LucianoSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
Romano, VincenzIstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)UNSPECIFIED
Sabbagh, DarioIstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)UNSPECIFIED
Spogli, LucaIstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)UNSPECIFIED
Stanislawska, IwonaPolish Academy of Sciences, Space Research CenterUNSPECIFIED
Tomasik, LukaszPolish Academy of Sciences, Space Research CenterUNSPECIFIED
Tshisaphungo, MphoSouth African National Space AgencyUNSPECIFIED
van Dam, KasperRoyal Netherlands Meteorological InstituteUNSPECIFIED
van den Oord, BertRoyal Netherlands Meteorological InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Vanlommel, PetraSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
Verhulst, TobiasSolar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)UNSPECIFIED
Wilken, VolkerUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0001-6783-7062
Zalizovski, AndriyPolish Academy of Sciences, Space Research CenterUNSPECIFIED
Österberg, KariFinnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)UNSPECIFIED
Date:15 September 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:Space Weather, GNSS, ICAO, Ionosphere, Scintillation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Solar-Terrestrial Physics SO
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Solar-Terrestrial Physics > Space Weather Impact
Deposited By: Kriegel, Martin
Deposited On:18 Oct 2021 08:19
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:00

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