Session - Observing and predicting space weather driven ionospheric disturbances: observational networks and modeling techniques, new services and mitigation procedures

Matthew Angling, Anna Belehaki, Manuel Hernandez-Pajares and Ioanna Tsagouri

The ionosphere is a region of the upper atmosphere that is ionized primarily by solar radiation. Variations in solar activity and in the near-Earth environment can severely disturb the density of the ionosphere. This, in turn, can affect a wide range of radio systems on which European societies and economies are increasingly dependent, such as Galileo and EGNOS. The session will focus on contributions concerning new tools for modelling and forecasting the ionosphere and new services that can be applied to improve the operation of radio systems. More specifically we welcome papers on the modelling of space weather disturbances in the bottomside ionosphere and their impact in the plasma redistribution in the topside ionosphere and plasmasphere; nowcasting and forecasting techniques including data assimilation and empirical models and their validation; nowcasting methodologies for identifying and tracking Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances; topside reconstruction techniques using vertical electron density and radio occultation data from satellite missions; presentation of new services and software tools that exploit the output of forecasting models to support operational systems; development of mitigation procedures to protect critical infrastructures from space weather driven ionospheric effects; presentation of relevant national and international activities and projects.

Talks and Highlighted Posters
Wednesday November 19, 09:00-11:00, 11:30-13:00, auditorium Rogier

Poster Viewing
Wednesday November 19, 11:00-11:30, area in front of auditorium Rogier.

Talks and Highlighted Posters: time schedule

9:00 Using the Spectral Response of Space-Borne Instruments in Flare Conditions for the Modelling of Flare-Induced Ionization Rate in the Lower Ionosphere. Dominique, M et al.
9:20 Solar Activity Parametrisation for OPTIMAP Bothmer, V et al.
9:40 Comparison of Modelled and Observed Ionospheric HF Radio Propagation over the Polar Cap in Response to Solar Flares and a Weak CME of January 2014 Hallam, J et al.
10:00 Global Ionosphere Redistribution during the Main Phase of Geomagnetic Storm on 29-31 August 2004 Astafyeva, E et al.
10:20 Monitoring Irregularities in the Mid-Latitude Ionosphere Using HF Radars Menk, F et al.
10:40 Identification and Tracking of Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances Exploring Ground-Based Ionograms and 3D Electron Density Distribution Maps Belehaki, A et al.
11:00Poster Viewing + coffee
11:30 A Comparison of Scintillations with Forecasts in the GNSS bands at Jicamarca, Peru Zürn, M et al.
11:50 Spatial Statistics Performed on Multi-GNSS Measurements for the Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of Equatorial Ionospheric Scintillations Lonchay, M et al.
12:10 Space Weather and Ionosphere Investigations in the Frame of LOFAR Program Rothkaehl, H
12:30 An Extended Short-term foF2 Forecast Model EUROMAP Mikhailov, A et al. Highlighted Poster 1
12:33 Ionosphere Threat Model Assessment for GBAS at High Latitudes Lin, Y et al. Highlighted Poster 2
12:36 Potential of an Ionospheric Disturbance Index to Estimate the Ionospheric Impact on GNSS Wilken, V et al. Highlighted Poster 3
12:39 Effects of Solar Wind High-Speed Streams on the High-Latitude Ionosphere: Superposed-Epoch Study Grandin, M et al. Highlighted Poster 4
12:42 The Ionosphere Irregularities Modeling on the base of ROTI Mapping Cherniak, I et al. Highlighted Poster 5
12:45 New Space Weather Observation Networks in Finland Ulich, T et al. Highlighted Poster 6
12:48 Computation of Ionospheric Electric Potentials Using IRI-Plas Arikan, F Highlighted Poster 7
12:51 In Situ Detections of Space Weather by the LYRA Radiometer on Board the PROBA2 Satellite Katsiyannis, T et al. Highlighted Poster 8
12:54 The EISCAT_3D radar system: Conclusions from the Preparatory Phase Tjulin, A Highlighted Poster 9
12:57 Ionosphere Scintillation Mapping using a Krigging Algorithm Beniguel, Y Highlighted Poster 10
13:00 Scintillation Characterization for SESAR 15.3.7 Andalsvik, Y Highlighted Poster 11
13:03End of session

More Posters

12 The Annual Asymmetry in NmF2 During Deep Solar Minimum (2008-2009): December Anomaly Mikhailov, A; Perrone, L
13 Dynamic and Thermal Processes in Geospace during November 13 - 15, 2012 Magnetic Storm over Kharkov (Eastern Ukraine) Lyashenko, M
14 Ionospheric Outflows above Quasi-Static Aurora: Discrete Arcs and Polar Cap Arcs De Keyser, J; Maggiolo, R; Maes, L; Gunell, H
15 Prediction of the changes of ionospheric characteristics during quiet magnetic conditions Dziak-Jankowska, B; Stanislawska, I; Ernst, T
16 A Further Investigation Of The Time Dependence On The Ionospheric Fof2 Variability During Magnetically Quiet And Active Periods As Compared To The Relevant Results Of The Ariel 4 Satellite Ambient Electron Density At ~ 550 Km Altitude During The Declining Tulunay, Y; Timoçin, E; Ünal, İ
17 The Discrimination between Magnetospheric and Ionospheric Contributions in the Ground Manifestations of Sudden Impulses. Piersanti, M; Villante, U
18 The Impact of Coronal Mass Ejections on the Density of Ionosphere Sheiner, O; Vybornov, F; Pershin, A; Rakhlin, A; Fridman, V
19 Large-Scale Ionospheric Disturbances at the Recovery Phase of Moderate Geomagnetic Storm of October 2008 Zakharenkova, I; Astafyeva, E
20 Probing the Ionosphere with Broadband Low-Frequency Observations of Ionospheric Scintillation Fallows, R; Coles, W; Forte, B
21 Study of Amplitude and Phase Perturbations on VLF Signals Induced by Solar Flares in the Region of the Morning and Evening Terminator Sreckovic, V; Sulic, D
22 Latitudinal and Longitudinal Differences in Ionospheric Response to Magnetic Disturbances Buresova, D; Lastovicka, J; Kouba, D; Urbar, J; Novotna, D
23 The Variability of Effects of the CIR and HSS Events on the Ionospheric Disturbed Periods Including Storm Recovery Phase Urbar, J; Buresova, D; Lastovicka, J; Mosna, Z
24 Validation of the Cyprus Ionospheric Forecasting Service during Disturbed Geomagnetic Conditions Economou, L; Haralambous, H; Pezzopane, M; Zolesi, B; Pietrella, M; Cander, Lj R
25IRI STORM validation over Europe Haralambous, H; Vryonides, P; Leontiou, T; Oikonomou, C; Dobrica, V; Demetrescu, C; Ionescu, D; Maris, G
26Iono-tropospheric Disturbances Mitigation System for SSA Purposes Stanislawska, Iwona; Tomasik, Lukasz; Pozoga, Mariusz; Swiatek, Anna; Dziak-Jankowska, Beata
27 Halloween Storm 2004 impact on Ionospheric Drifts Kouba, D
28-e High Latitude Ionospheric Monitoring by Incoherent Scatter Radar: Case Studies for Mitigation of Space Weather Effects on Satellite Navigation Enell, C-F; Tjulin, A; Häggström, I
29-e Identification of the Ionospheric Substorms with Global W-index Maps for 1999-2014 Gulyaeva, T; Arikan, F
30-e Ionospheric Modelling at IPS Francis, M; Terkildsen, M; Bouya, Z
31-e Features of the Modern Diagnostic Methods of Ionospheric Turbulence Vybornov, F; Pershin, A; Rakhlin, A; Sheiner, O
remark: the note e means this is an e-poster.