Session SWR4 - Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Thermosphere Coupling

Lucilla Alfonsi, onsite (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy), Yaqi Jin, onsite (University of Oslo, Norway), Eelco Doornbos, onsite (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), The Netherlands)

The session focuses on the state-of-the-art understanding of the complex mechanisms ruling the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere (M-I-T) coupling and how it translates into space weather impacts. Such an understanding is fundamental for the development of effective countermeasures against disruption, failure and deterioration of vulnerable technologies, such as GNSS critical applications, HF/VHF/UHF radio communications and LEO satellites operations. In order to forecast, warn, and mitigate adverse space weather effects, a better understanding of the M-I-T coupling plays a key role. It is essential to improve the prediction of: geomagnetic storm-time behaviour of the occurrence of spread-F, polar cap patches and scintillation phenomena that can degrade navigation and communication systems, thermospheric density variability affecting satellite drag and the enhancement of field-aligned currents, just to mention a few examples. Another crucial aspect of M-I-T coupling is the interhemispheric symmetric/asymmetric response to variable drivers that, if properly predicted, could support regional space weather modelling. Contributed papers may address (but are not limited to) recent developments in modelling and forecasting, monitoring methodologies, data analysis, measurement campaigns and international initiatives related to M-I-T coupling and associated threats on systems, at regional and global scale.

Poster Viewing
Thursday October 27, 08:30 - 13:30, Poster Area

Tuesday October 25, 13:30 - 14:45, Earth Hall
Wednesday October 26, 14:15 - 15:15, Water Hall
Thursday October 27, 14:15 - 15:30, Earth Hall

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Talks : Time schedule

Tuesday October 25, 13:30 - 14:45, Earth Hall
13:30A novel technique to identify scale-dependent lags and application to ionospheric science Urbář, J et al.Oral
13:45Forecasting the Orbit Decay of low Earth orbiting satellitesDrescher, L et al.Oral
14:00Local Joule heating profile near small scale auroral features estimated using high resolution electric fields measurementsKrcelic, P et al.Oral
14:15Swarm-VIP: a model for Variability of Ionospheric Plasma based on data from the Swarm satellitesMiloch, W et al.Oral
14:30Predictability of Large Scale Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances During Ionosphere Storm ConditionsBorries, C et al.Oral

Wednesday October 26, 14:15 - 15:15, Water Hall
14:15A new method to monitor LEO satellite drag in near real timeKosch, M et al.Oral
14:30Reconstruction of precipitated electron fluxes using auroral dataRobert, E et al.Oral
14:45Study on the NeQuick-G ionospheric model efficiency on navigation positioning based on Galileo observationsWoźniak, P et al.Oral
15:00Statistical studies of plasma structuring in the auroral ionosphere by in-situ measurementsBuschmann, L et al.Oral

Thursday October 27, 14:15 - 15:30, Earth Hall
14:15Long Term Statistical Space Weather AnalysisSado, P et al.Oral
14:30Polarisation of auroral emissions: confirmations and case studiesBosse, L et al.Oral
14:45Interhemispheric investigation of variability of ionospheric parameters measured by the Swarm satellites for quiet geomagnetic conditionsKotova, D et al.Oral
15:00Atmospheric drag effects on modelled low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites during the July 2000 Bastille Day event in contrast to an interval of geomagnetically quiet conditionsNwankwo, V et al.Oral
15:15Statistical Properties of 102 SPA EventsKeiling, A et al.Oral


1A study of spatio-temporal variability of equatorial electrojet using long-term ground-observationsCherkos, A et al.Poster
2PITHIA-NRF offer access to European upper atmosphere research facilities Häggström, I et al.Poster
3Storm-time mesoscale field-aligned currents and interplanetary parametersAdero, A et al.Poster
4GIM-TEC forecast for the past and future during spotless daysHaralambous, H et al.Poster
5Ionospheric irregularities embedded in a Plasma Bubble as probed with a Swarm overflySpogli, L et al.Poster
6ATISE : Ground campaigns and calibrationsMathieu, B et al.Poster
8Modeling of TEC irregularities over Greenland based on empirical orthogonal function methodJin, Y et al.Poster
9First 3D results with Vlasiator on auroral proton precipitation during southward interplanetary magnetic field drivingGrandin, M et al.Poster
10Distributed Space weather Sensor System observations of the magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphereHeil, M et al.Poster
11Signal arriving direction monitoring tool for PL610 LOFAR stationPozoga, M et al.Poster
12Detection of Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances and effects in the HF direction finding systemSegarra, A et al.Poster
13The Time-Frequency Analysis (TFA) toolbox: a versatile processing tool for the recognition of geophysical signals in Swarm time seriesBalasis, G et al.Poster
14Observations of stable auroral arcs with the ALIS network leading to the precipitating electron fluxCessateur, G et al.Poster
17Thermospheric conditions associated with the loss of 40 Starlink satellitesZhang, Y et al.Poster
18Forecasting the high-latitude ionospheric electric field using the BAS reanalysis of Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) dataLam, M et al.Poster
19A 3-Dimensional MHD Study of Flux Transfer Events at the Dayside MagnetopausePaul, A et al.Poster
20Comparison of the Feldstein-Starkov Auroral Oval Model with the Epsilon Parameter for Various Geomagnetic StormsÖkten, M et al.Poster
21Medium-term predictions of F10.7 and F30 cm solar radio ux with RESONANCEPodladchikova, T et al.Poster
22Multi-instrumental investigation of the solar flares impact on the ionosphere on 05–06 December 2006Barta, V et al.Poster
23Assessment of space weather conditions that may impact the lifetime of low altitude satellitesBaruah, Y et al.Poster
24Instrumental issues in Spread F automatic detection from ionogramsScotto, C et al.Poster
25An imaging Polarimeter for the Auroral Line EmissionsCessateur, G et al.Poster
26High-latitude ionospheric electric field model comparison during the September 2017 geomagnetic stormOrr, L et al.Poster
27Comprehensive analysis of the response of the ionospheric F2-layer to the largest geomagnetic storms from solar cycle #24 over Europe Berényi, K et al.Poster
28Diagnose of the magnetospheric generator properties from in situ and/or optical observations of stable auroral arcs Lamy, H et al.Poster
29High latitude scintillation detection using TEC provided by multi-frequency professional GNSS receiversImam, R et al.Poster
30The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Upper Atmosphere Effects on LEO Satellites, Communication and Navigation SystemsMainella, S et al.Poster
31Variations of thermospheric parameters in the Northern Hemisphere during SWWs in January 2008 and 2009Perrone, L et al.Poster
32Spatial and temporal distribution of intermittent magnetic field irregularities in the upper ionosphere and their space weather consequences; Study of the Swarm mission magnetic field recordsPéter, K et al.Poster
33A lack of F10.7 consensus: Impacts of varying F10.7 smoothing approaches on global modelsDonegan-lawley, E et al.Poster
34Spectral numerical study of the development of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability in the MHD-Boussinesq modelPiterskaya, A et al.Poster
35Scintillation on transionospheric radio signalsVasylyev, D et al.Poster