Global distribution of ionospheric scintillations from the Real-Time GPS ROTI
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A global real-time monitoring system has been implemented in the frame of ESA-ESTEC/EGNOS-POfunded project MONITOR. It is based on world-wide GNSS datastreams distributed by means of NTRIP and provides multiple ionospheric indices and products to the scientific community and industry. In particular, the Rate Of Total Electron Content Index (ROTI) proxy, which is correlated with scintillation activity and has been running for several years for real-time detection and monitoring. It shall also be pointed out that the multiple products, also aiming at the identification of Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances (TIDs), Solar Flares overionization, among other ionospheric perturbations, are useful to properly characterize scenarios where these could occur simultaneously to scintillations. In addition, there is also a new proxy suitable for radio-occultation GNSS measurements, named OSPI. In this context, a climatological ionospheric scintillation study has been conducted in different latitudinal regions from the UPC-IonSAT database of global ROTI. For this purpose, we have obtained results from several receivers in 30-degree latitudinal strips and distinguishing between North- and South-Hemisphere locations.
CitationGarcia-Rigo, A., Hernandez, M., Roma-Dollase, D. Global distribution of ionospheric scintillations from the Real-Time GPS ROTI. A: European Geosciences Union General Assembly. "EGU2018: European Geosciences Union General Assembly: Viena, Austria: April 8-13, 2018: proceedings Book". 2018.