Topical Issue on "Ionospheric interactions" for JSWSC

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) opens a Topical Issue "Tackling ionospheric interactions and their impact on radio systems at the dawn of Solar Cycle 25" to appear in 2022.

This Topical Issue arises from the European Space Weather Week 2021, primarily from the Session sw04 entitled “Ionospheric Interactions”. However, it is not reserved to papers presented during this session and is open for all submissions within the scope of this TI.

The most challenging features of the ionosphere behavior are the ionospheric irregularities, as they result from dynamical processes, such as plasma instabilities and turbulence, and vary on a large range of temporal and spatial scales. Modeling and forecasting the ionospheric irregular behavior and its impact on radio systems is still an open challenge to the scientific community in the context of predicting and mitigating harsh effects on radio systems, e.g. GNSS and HF/VHF/UHF radio communications. Currently, different instruments support space weather studies of the ionosphere: from ground-based observations (TEC and scintillation receivers, coherent and incoherent scatter radars, magnetometers, all-sky-imagers, radio telescopes) to in-situ measurements provided by LEO satellites and sounding rockets.

This special issue aims at pin-pointing the state-of-art on the monitoring, modeling and forecasting of the dynamical status of the ionosphere and its impact on radio systems, with focus on the preparedness for Solar Cycle 25. Contributed papers may address (but are not limited to) recent developments in modelling and forecasting, monitoring methodologies, data analysis (especially based on multi-instrument observations), measurement campaigns and international initiatives related to the understanding of ionospheric structures, morphology, dynamics and related threats on systems, at all latitudinal sectors.

Manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool. Guidelines for submission of papers are found on the JSWSC web site under the tab "Instruction for Authors".

Deadline (sending title and list of authors of intended papers to the Topical Editor-in-Chief (TEiC): Luca Spogli : 15 November 2021.
Deadline (submitting papers via the JSWSC online submission tool): 31 July 2022.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of JSWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only, and are freely available to everyone via the JSWSC website. JSWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data. Being an electronic-only journal we start processing TI submissions as soon as they arrive and publish them as soon as the review process is complete.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):
Luca Spogli, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italia

Topical Editors (TE):
Kshitija Deshpande, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Wojciech Miloch, University of Oslo, Norway
Guozhu Li, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Sean Eldvige, University of Birmingham, UK

For questions regarding this Topical Issue, please, contact the T-EiC. For questions concerning the submission process the Editorial Office should be contacted.


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