Topical Issue on Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances (TIDs)

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) opens a Topical Issue "Observing, modelling and forecasting TIDs and mitigating their impact on technology", deadline June 1st, 2024.

Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances (TIDs) are plasma density fluctuations that propagate as waves through the ionosphere at a wide range of velocities and frequencies. They are the ionospheric manifestation of internal atmospheric gravity waves (AGW) in the neutral atmosphere which play an important role in the exchange of momentum and energy between various regions of the upper atmosphere. TIDs are associated with auroral and geomagnetic activity and with lower-atmosphere phenomena of non-space origin (e.g., severe tropospheric convection or passages of cold fronts, seismicity, volcanic activity, and artificially triggered events such as explosions). The exact physical mechanisms of TID formation, the trigger mechanisms, the basic properties and parameters of TIDs and their propagation direction, the dissipation of their energy over travel distance and the influence of background ionospheric conditions on their propagation are not fully understood. Also, the characterisation, modelling and prediction of TIDs still need substantial improvement.

We invite submissions of manuscripts which address TID identification and tracking, TID nowcasting and forecasting, as well as feeding the obtained results into ionospheric weather services. Manuscripts on methods and technologies capable of mitigating adverse effects of TIDs on the performance of critical space and ground-based infrastructure are also welcome.

Manuscripts must be submitted via the JSWSC online submission tool. Guidelines for submission of papers are found on the JSWSC website under the tab "Instructions for Authors".

Deadline: June 1st, 2024

All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of JSWSC. All manuscripts should contain enough new insight, present the results against a properly referenced background of existing work, and present adequate evidence that supports the conclusions. Accepted papers are published in electronic format only, and are freely available to everyone via the JSWSC website. JSWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data.

Topical Editor-in-Chief (T-EiC):

Topical Editors (TE):

  • Claudia Borries, Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany
  • Dalia Buresova, Institute of Atmospheric Physics CAS, Czech Republic
  • Claudio Cesaroni, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
  • John Bosco Habarulema, South African National Space Agency, South Africa

For questions regarding this Topical Issue, please, contact the T-EiC. For questions concerning the submission process, please contact the Editorial Office (


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