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Plasmasphere Ionosphere Thermosphere Integrated Research Environment and Access services: a Network of Research Facilities


Quality assessment plan

The report provides the standards for data quality control and data quality management to be used by the participating RI facilities

PITHIA-NRF TNA processes

The report describes the processes implemented in the PITHIANRF Transnational Access programme including the publicity measures the proposal submission procedures and the selection procedures

Guidelines for the preparation and deployment of model codes

The report defines the data processing level identifies the models that can feed the escience center with output that can be standardized as higherlevel dataproduct It provides guidelines for possible optimization in the model codes in order to comply with the PITHIANRF standards The report analyses the development of interfaces with external databases SIDAP CDPP VSWMC Madrigal ESA SSA SWE

Key Performance Indicator Definition

The report defines the Key Performance Indicators to allow systematic monitoring of the project progress towards the expected impacts

User requirements, state of the art and design specification

This deliverable will summarise the collected and analysed user requirements towards the PITHIANRF escience center present the analysis of state of the art tools to be considered for the implementation of the center and provide an initial design specification of the PITHIANRF escience center based on the integration and further development of the selected candidate tools

Guide for the on-site standardized training in PITHIA-NRF nodes

The report provides a standardized methodology to train the users of the nodes including instruction for manuals to be made available to the users guidance to perform joint experiments with other nodes and guidance for the analysis and publication of the data using the tools provided by the escience center Finally the report will provide guidance for the collection of feedback from the users

Updated Communication, Outreach and Dissemination strategy

Based on the latest developments in the field the consortium maintains a Dissemination and Exploitation Plan and Roadmap as a tool and a living document which will develop a tight schedule of who and where to target methods of outreach and a timeline for followup including exploitation activities and presentation in social networks

First Periodic Activity Report including KPI monitoring

The deliverable provides an overview of the PITHIANRF project activities within the first year with a performance assessment

PITHIA-NRF data management policies

The report defines the standards for dataproducts on Level 0 Level 1 and Level 2 Describes the relevant standards and services from EOSC for Authenticationauthorisation and data management identifies the relevant policies from EOSC Assess the need for a DOI service to assign persistent identifiers PID for the datasets

The PITHIA-NRF vision

PITHIANRF vision document reviews all relevant ESFRI and other worldclass research infrastructures to exploit synergies to reflect on sustainability and to ensure complementarity and coherence with the existing European Infrastructures landscape It specifies what exists what needs to be developed

ORDP: Open Research Data Pilot

A data management plan is elaborated to comply with the Horizon 2020 Data Pilot


Near Vertical Incidence Skywave - The propagation mechanism, the impact of antenna, backscatter and solar flares

Author(s): B. A. Witvliet
Published in: Nordic HF 2022, Fårö, Sweden, 2022
Publisher: Nordic

Escaping the Dead Zone: a Bottleneck in Humanitarian Ionospheric Radio Communications

Author(s): Witvliet, B. A.
Published in: 2021 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2021
Publisher: IEEE

A systematic study of 7 MHz greyline propagation using amateur radio beacon signals

Author(s): S. Lo, N. Rankov, C.N. Mitchell, B.A. Witvliet, T. Pinto Jayawardena, G. Bust
Published in: Atmosphere, 20734433, 2022, ISSN 2073-4433
Publisher: Rotoweb Cantelli
DOI: 10.3390/atmos13081340

Impacts of acoustic and gravity waves on the ionosphere

Author(s): Zawdie K, Belehaki A, Burleigh M, Chou M-Y, Dhadly MS, Greer K, Halford AJ, Hickey D, Inchin P, Kaeppler SR, Klenzing J, Narayanan VL, Sassi F, Sivakandan M, Smith JM, Zabotin N, Zettergren MD and Zhang S-R
Published in: Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 2296987X, 2022, ISSN 2296-987X
Publisher: Frontiers
DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2022.1064152

Forecast of the Global TEC by Nearest Neighbour Technique

Author(s): E. Monte-Moreno, H. Yang, M. Hernández-Pajares
Published in: Remote Sensing, 20724292, 2022, ISSN 2072-4292
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/rs14061361

Characteristics of the Effective Scale Height in the Topside Ionosphere Extracted from Swarm A and Digisonde Observations: preliminary results

Author(s): Anna Belehaki; Ioanna Tsagouri; Evangelos Paouris
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics, 21699402, 2022, ISSN 2169-9402
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
DOI: 10.1002/essoar.10508484.1

Ionospheric Storm Scale Index Based on High Time Resolution UPC-IonSAT Global Ionospheric Maps (IsUG)

Author(s): Q. Liu, M. Hernández-Pajares, H. Lyu, M. Nishioka, H. Yang, E. Monte-Moreno, T. Gulyaeva, Y. Béniguel, V. Wilken, G. Olivares-Pulido, R. Orús-Pérez
Published in: Space Weather, 15427390, 2021, ISSN 1542-7390
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
DOI: 10.1029/2021sw002853

Detection of Solar Flares from the Analysis of Signal-to-Noise Ratio Recorded by Digisonde at Mid-Latitudes

Author(s): V. Paula, A. Segarra, D. Altadill, J.J. Curto, E. Blanch
Published in: Remote Sensing, 20734433, 2022, ISSN 2073-4433
Publisher: Rotoweb Cantelli
DOI: 10.3390/rs14081898

Links of the Plasmapause With Other Boundary Layers of the Magnetosphere: Ionospheric Convection, Radiation Belt Boundaries, Auroral Oval

Author(s): V. Pierrard, E. Botek, J.-F. Ripoll, S. A. Thaller, M. B. Moldwin, M. Ruohoniemi and G. Reeves
Published in: Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 2021, ISSN 2296-987X
Publisher: Frontiers
DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2021.728531

Real-time interpolation of global ionospheric maps by means of sparse representation

Author(s): H. Yang, E. Monte-Moreno, M. Hernández-Pajares, D. Roma-Dollase
Published in: Journal of Geodesy, 14321394, 2021, ISSN 1432-1394
Publisher: Springer
DOI: 10.1007/s00190-021-01525-5

The cooperative IGS RT-GIMs: a reliable estimation of the global ionospheric electron content distribution in real time

Author(s): Q. Liu, M. Hernández-Pajares, H. Yang, E. Monte-Moreno, D. Roma-Dollase, A. García-Rigo, Z. Li, N. Wang, D. Laurichesse, A. Blot , Q. Zhao, Q. Zhang, A. Hauschild, L. Agrotis, M. Schmitz, G. Wübbena, A. Stürze, A. Krankowski, S. Schaer, J. Feltens, A. Komjathy, and R. Ghoddousi-Fard
Published in: Earth System Science Data, 18663516, 2021, ISSN 1866-3516
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
DOI: 10.5194/essd-13-4567-2021

Ionospheric tomographic common clock model of undifferenced uncombined GNSS measurements

Author(s): Germán Olivares-Pulido; Manuel Hernández-Pajares; Haixia Lyu; Shengfeng Gu; Alberto García-Rigo; Victoria Graffigna; Dariusz Tomaszewski; Pawel Wielgosz; Jacek Rapiński; Anna Krypiak-Gregorczyk; Rafał Kaźmierczak; Raul Orus-Perez
Published in: Journal of Geodesy, 14321394, 2021, ISSN 1432-1394
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00190-021-01568-8

Towards a Reference Architecture based Science Gateway Framework with Embedded E-Learning Support

Author(s): G. Pierantoni, T. Kiss, A. Bolotov, D. Kagialis, J. DesLauriers, A. Ullah, H. Chen, D. Chan You Fee, H. Dang, J. Kovacs, A. Belehaki, T. Herekakis, I. Tsagouri, S. Gesing
Published in: Concurrency and Computation, Practice and Experience, 15320634, 2022, ISSN 1532-0634
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
DOI: 10.1002/cpe.6872

Assessment of the Earth’s Cold Plasmatrough Modeling by Using Van Allen Probes/EMFISIS and Arase/PWE Electron Density Data

Author(s): Botek, E., Pierrard, V., and Darrouzet, F.
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 21699402, 2021, ISSN 2169-9402
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
DOI: 10.1029/2021ja029737

Statistics and empirical models of the plasmasphere boundaries from the Van Allen Probes for radiation belt physics

Author(s): Ripoll, J.-F., S. Thaller, D. Hartley, G. S. Cunningham, V. Pierrard, W. Kurth, G. C. Kletzing, J. Wygant
Published in: Geophysical Research Letters, 19448007, 2022, ISSN 1944-8007
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
DOI: 10.1029/2022gl101402

Global Monitoring of Ionospheric Weather by GIRO and GNSS Data Fusion

Author(s): Ivan Galkin; Adam Froń; Bodo Reinisch; Manuel Hernández-Pajares; Andrzej Krankowski; Bruno Nava; Dieter Bilitza; Kacper Kotulak; Paweł Flisek; Zishen Li; Ningbo Wang; David Roma Dollase; Alberto García-Rigo; Inez Batista
Published in: Atmosphere; Volume 13; Issue 3; Pages: 371, 20734433, 2022, ISSN 2073-4433
Publisher: Rotoweb Cantelli
DOI: 10.3390/atmos13030371

A New Way of Estimating the Spatial and Temporal Components of the Vertical Total Electron Content Gradient Based on UPC‐IonSAT Global Ionosphere Maps

Author(s): Q. Liu, M. Hernández-Pajares, H. Yang, E. Monte-Moreno, A. García-Rigo, H. Lyu, G. Olivares-Pulido, R. Orús-Pérez
Published in: Space Weather, 15427390, 2022, ISSN 1542-7390
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
DOI: 10.1029/2021sw002926

Multi-instrument detection in Europe of ionospheric disturbances caused by the 15 January 2022 eruption of the Hunga volcano

Author(s): Verhulst, D. Altadill, V. Barta, A. Belehaki, D. Buresova, C. Cesaroni, I. Galkin, M. Guerra, A. Ippoliti, T. Herekakis, D. Kouba, J. Mielich, A. Segarra, L. Spogli, I. Tsagouri
Published in: Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, 21157251, 2022, ISSN 2115-7251
Publisher: EdPS
DOI: 10.1051/swsc/2022032

Systematic detection of anomalous ionospheric perturbations above LEOs from GNSS POD Data including possible tsunami signatures

Author(s): Heng Yang; Manuel Hernandez-Pajares; Wojciech Jarmolowski; Pawel Wielgosz; Sharon L. Vadas; Oscar L. Colombo; Enric Monte-Moreno; Alberto Garcia-Rigo; Victoria Graffigna; Anna Krypiak-Gregorczyk; Beata Milanowska; Pau Bofill-Soliguer; German Olivares-Pulido; Qi Liu; Roger Haagmans
Published in: IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, 15580644, 2022, ISSN 1558-0644
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
DOI: 10.1109/tgrs.2022.3182885