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Report on recent and planned activies of the International Space Weather Action Team (ISWAT) on Ionospheric Indices and Scales

Jakowski, Norbert and Fuller-Rowell, Timothy and Borries, Claudia (2022) Report on recent and planned activies of the International Space Weather Action Team (ISWAT) on Ionospheric Indices and Scales. 3rd URSI AT-AP-RASC, 2022-05-29 - 2022-06-03, Maspalomas.

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Abstract

Ionospheric indices have a high potential to operate user requirements in ground and space-based radio system applications such as HF communication, GNSS based safe navigation and precise positioning. Considering the fact that the current NOAA space weather scales consider ionospheric impact on radio systems only for HF propagation (Radio blackout scale) there is a need to extend the SW scales for trans-ionospheric radio systems such as GNSS, intersatellite telecommunication and remote sensing radars. Following the discussions at previous COSPAR assemblies, the International Space Weather Activity Team (ISWAT) G2B-04 [1], established in 2021, encourage studies and test runs to specify the effectiveness of different types of ionospheric indices and scales to fill the gap in the SW scales in particular for trans-ionospheric radio system applications. Regularly organized online meetings enable intensive discussion on selected topics concerning ionospheric indices and scales and their use. Considering the growing capabilities of ionospheric measurements onboard satellites, the development of new indices and scales covering the entire globe without regional restrictions, typically for ground-based observations, are expected. To review the specification of current indices and scales to characterize the perturbation degree of the ionosphere for different applications, the team has started the elaboration and discussion of compact fact sheets for numerous indices currently used. The initiative intends to provide a quick orientation for young scientists and customers. Recently, the team has initiated a Coordinated Ionospheric Study on Scales and Indices (CISSI) to enable a comparison of the outcome of different index approaches based on identical data sets. Participants may contribute with studies on index approaches and/or related applications on their own choice on a best efforts basis. Participants may also contribute ground and/or space based GNSS data sets for creating a common database useable in the collaborative work. Besides the discussion at ISWAT meetings, the team members are encouraged to collaborate and present their results at international meetings and in journal publications. The present CISSI activity focuses on two periods from16-19 March 2015 (St. Patrick storm) and from 22-25 May 2015 (quiet reference). Predefined regions cover Europe, North- and South-America and Asia. The current data sets stored and hosted by data centers and research institutions in different countries contain ground based GNSS and vertical sounding data. This and further campaigns shall help to consolidate ionospheric space weather scales used in space weather services.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/189047/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Report on recent and planned activies of the International Space Weather Action Team (ISWAT) on Ionospheric Indices and Scales
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Jakowski, NorbertUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3174-2624UNSPECIFIED
Fuller-Rowell, TimothySWPC, NOAA, BoulderUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Borries, ClaudiaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9948-3353UNSPECIFIED
Date:2 June 2022
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Ionospheric indices, GNSS, Ionospheric perturbations,
Event Title:3rd URSI AT-AP-RASC
Event Location:Maspalomas
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:29 May 2022
Event End Date:3 June 2022
Organizer:URSI
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
Deposited By: Jakowski, Dr.rer.nat. Norbert
Deposited On:31 Oct 2022 18:40
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:50

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