Team title: Ionospheric perturbation indices and scales Join The Team

Team ID: G2B-04

Team Leads:

Norbert Jakowski (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany),  norbert.jakowski AT dlr.de

Tim Fuller-Rowell (NOAA/SWPC, USA), tim.fuller-rowell@noaa.gov

Keywords (impact): Navigation and/or Communications, (Aero)space assets function

Keywords (activity type): Requirements, Modeling, Forecasting, Data Utilization, Assessment

Introduction:

Ionospheric ionization may cause serious propagation errors in modern radio systems such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and space-based remote sensing radars. In particular reliable information on the perturbation degree of the ionosphere is required in safety of life applications (e.g. Space or Ground Based Augmentation Systems to guide aircraft landing) or precise navigation and positioning in many GNSS applications with permanently growing challenges concerning accuracy, continuity, availability and integrity. Space weather services are able to help customers of these systems by providing compact and easy to use information on the perturbation degree of the ionosphere like index numbers in a standardized scale.
 

Objectives:

Ionospheric indices having a high potential to fulfill user requirements in particular in safety of life (SoL) and precise positioning applications shall be discussed in detail continuing the discussion on ionospheric indices and scales initiated at the 42nd COSPAR assembly in Pasadena.
Being aware that forecasts of the expected behavior of indices used by customers require intensive scientific research in the context of overall space weather processes, related scientific work shall be encouraged. Therefore, the intensification of the dialog with the customers and gathering of feedback from customers shall be intensified. 
The team will encourage studies and test runs of different types of ionospheric indices and scales
and give recommendations for using selected indices and scales on international level. 

Action topics:

  • Improve predictive capability of irregularities and impact on propagation of radio signal,
  • Review of ionosphere activity indices and activity scales,
  • Address data standardization, preservation and access: data model, ontology, metadata, tools facilitating data access and discovery

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Ola Abu Elezz (Space Weather Monitoring Center. Helwan, Egypt)
Lucilla Alfonsi (INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Anna Belehaki (National Observatory of Athens, GREECE)
Yannick Beniguel (IEEA - International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association, France)
Jens Berdermann (DLR - German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Suzy Bingham (UK Met Office, UK)
Claudia Borries (DLR - German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Stephan Buchert (Swedish Institute of Space Physics, SWEDEN)
Dalia Buresova (Institute of Atmospheric Physics AS CR, CZECH)
Andrés Cahuasquí (DLR - German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Claudia Candido (University of the Vale do Paraíba (Univap), BRAZIL)
Carolina Carmo (INPE - National Institute for Space Research, BRAZIL)
Cladio Cesaroni (INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Zhou Chen (TBD)
Frank Chingarandi (INPE - National Institute for Space Research, BRAZIL)
Pierre Cilliers (SANSA - South African National Space Agency, SOUTH AFRICA)
Clezio Marcos De Nardin (INPE - National Institute for Space Research, BRAZIL)
Ana G. Elias (National University of Tucuman, ARGENTINA)
Vincent Fabbro (ONERA, France)
Tzu-Wei Fang (NOAA/SWPC, USA)
Robyn Fiori (Natural Resources Canada, Canada)
Biagio Forte (University of Bath, UK)
Tim Fuller-Rowell (CIRES CU Boulder / NOAA SPWC, USA)
Katherine Garcia-Sage (NASA/NSF Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC), USA)
Reza Ghoddousi-Fard (Natural Resources Canada, Canada)
Tamara Gulyaeva (IZMIRAN, RUSSIA)
Ingemar Häggström (EISCAT Scientific Association, Sweden)
Mainul Hoque (DLR - German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Rayan Imam (INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Mamoru Ishii (NICT - National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, JAPAN)
Knut Stanley Jacobsen (Norwegian Mapping Athority, Norway)
Norbert Jakowski (DLR - German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Sheetal Karia (Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, INDIA)
Tshimangadzo Merline Matamba (SANSA - South African National Space Agency, SOUTH AFRICA)
Shradha Mohanty (TBD)
Sebastijan Mrak (Boston University, USA)
Lidia Nikitina (Natural Resources Canada, Canada)
Toshi Nishimura (Boston University, USA)
Grzegorz Nykiel (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
Septi Perwitasari (NICT - National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, JAPAN)
Xiaoqing Pi (NASA/JPL, USA)
Giorgio Picanço (INPE - National Institute for Space Research, BRAZIL)
Laysa Resende (INPE - National Institute for Space Research, BRAZIL)
Vincenzo Romano (INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Ashwini Sathnur (United Nations Development Programme, USA)
Maximilian Semmling (DLR - German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Muhammad Mubasshir Shaikh (Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences and Technology, United Arab Emirates)
Lawrence Sparks (NASA/JPL, USA)
Luca Spogli (INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Iwona Stanislawska (Centrum Badan Kosmicznych PAN, Poland)
Robert Steenburgh (NOAA/SWPC, USA)
Osanyin Taiwo (INPE - National Institute for Space Research, BRAZIL)
David Themens (University of New Brunswick, CANADA)
Ningbo Wang (Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIR/CAS), China)
Volker Wilken (DLR - German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Ahmed Yassen (E-JUST - Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology)