Space and Planetary Sciences(P)
Session Sub CategorySolar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment
Session IDP-EM17
TitleRecent Advances in Ionosphere Observation and Modeling for Monitoring and Forecast
Short titleIonosphere Monitoring and Forecast
Main ConvenerNameCharles Lin
AffiliationDepartment of Earth Science, National Cheng Kung University
Co-Convener 1NameYang-Yi Sun
AffiliationKyushu Univsersuty, Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Co-Convener 2NameHidekatsu Jin
AffiliationNational Institude of Information and Communications Technology
Co-Convener 3NameJaeheung PARK
AffiliationKorea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
ScopeIncreasing number of observation opportunities in the Earth's ionosphere and upper atmosphere advances the research of the ionospheric weather in the recent two decades. In the ground segment, global deployment of ground-based GNSS receivers and newly installed/planned radars and airglow imagers greatly extend the observation coverage. In the space segment, the Swarm mission and the upcoming missions that are scheduled for launch in 2017, including NASA-ICON, NASA-GOLD and FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2, provide a variety of observation worldwide. With the large amount and diversity of datasets, sophisticated theoretical and empirical models can be validated, and implemented or inclusion of newly discovered thermospheric and ionospheric structures. Additionally, advances in application of data assimilation technique on the ionospheric forecast model have also been made. These recent advances in observations and models are important to move forward the status of the ionospheric space weather forecast. It is the purpose of this session to solicit studies providing observations as well as theoretical, empirical and data assimilation modeling on the multiple scales of ionosphere plasma structures, from global morphology to irregularities and traveling ionospheric disturbances. Studies on both magnetically quiescent and disturbed conditions will also be addressed.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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