Ionosphere monitoring and forecast activities within the IAG working group “Ionosphere Prediction”
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Ionospheric disturbances can affect technologies in space and on Earth disrupting satellite and airline operations, communications networks, navigation systems. As the world becomes ever more dependent on these technologies, ionospheric disturbances as part of space weather pose an increasing risk to the economic vitality and national security. Therefore, having the knowledge of ionospheric state in advance during space weather events is becoming more and more important. To promote scientific cooperation we recently formed a Working Group (WG) called “Ionosphere Predictions” within the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) under Sub-Commission 4.3 “Atmosphere Remote Sensing” of the Commission 4 “Positioning and Applications”. The general objective of the WG is to promote the development of ionosphere prediction algorithm/models describing the electron density and/or the total electron content (TEC). Our presented work enables the possibility to compare total electron content (TEC) prediction approaches/results from different centers contributing to this WG such as German Aerospace Center (DLR), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Technische Universität München (TUM) and GMV.
CitationHoque, M., Garcia-Rigo, A., Erdogan, E., Cueto, M., Jakowski, N., Berdermann, J., Hernandez, M., Schmidt, M., Wilken, V. Ionosphere monitoring and forecast activities within the IAG working group “Ionosphere Prediction”. A: European Geosciences Union General Assembly. "EGU 2017: European Geosciences Union General Assembly: Vienna, Austria: 23-28 April 2017: proceedings book". Viena: 2017.