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The Worldwide IPS Stations (WIPSS) Network for Space Weather Monitoring and Science

Mario Bisi - UKRI STFC RAL Space, United Kingdom; Bernard Jackson - University of California, San Diego, United States; Richard Fallows - ASTRON, Netherlands; Oyuki Chang - UKRI STFC RAL Space, United Kingdom; Americo Gonzalez-Esparza - UNAM, Mexico; Ernesto Aguilar-Rodriguez - UNAM, Mexico; Alessandra Pacini - InSpace LLC, United States; Igor Chashey - Lebedev Physical Institute - Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Sergei Tyul'bashev - Lebedev Physical Institute - Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Munetoshi Tokumaru - Nagoya University, Japan; Yihua Yan - National Astronomical Observatories - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Kazumasa Iwai - Nagoya University, Japan; Ken'ichi Fujiki - Nagoya University, Japan; David Barnes - UKRI STFC RAL Space, United Kingdom

Space Weather Instrumentation


Observations of Interplanetary scintillation (IPS) allow for the determination of outflow velocity as well as a proxy for plasma density to be undertaken throughout both the corona and inner heliosphere depending on observing frequency. The results are often used as input to space-weather forecast/prediction programs and models when data are sufficient (both in the temporal and spatial domains) as well as having a large scientific research value (true of long-duration observations, individual observations, and many days/weeks of observations). The Worldwide IPS Stations (WIPSS) Network brings together both the global real-/near-real time and the scientific-/campaign-based IPS-capable observatories with well-developed and tested analyses techniques currently being unified. By combining the results from multiple observing locations around the globe where observations are undertaken throughout the day at each place, we can increase both the temporal and spatial coverage across the whole of the inner heliosphere. We are also able to probe different coronal/heliospheric regions from near to the Sun all the way out to beyond the orbit of the Earth. Here we give an overview of the WIPSS Network as well as present the first full LOFAR and LOFAR-ISEE velocity and density tomographic reconstructions from October 2016 and PSP solar passes.

Approaching deadlines:

Registration opens:

16 July 2020

Abstract submission opens:

16 July 2020

European Space Weather Medals:

6 September 2020

Registration deadline:

25 September 2020

Registration deadline: [extended]

10 October 2020

Abstract submission deadline:

4 September 2020