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The Met Office Atmospheric Density Forecast Service

Mike Marsh - Met Office

Thermosphere-ionosphere interactions and effects (I)


The Met Office Atmospheric Density Forecast Service provides estimates of atmospheric density, intended to support users concerned with atmospheric drag calculation. The service provides atmospheric estimates of total neutral density within the altitude range 120-1500 km, based on the pre-operational implementation of the semi-empirical model DTM2013 (CNES). The service delivers three atmospheric density products: a daily density forecast up to 27-days ahead, a higher cadence 3-hourly forecast out to 3-days ahead, and a daily retrospective density estimate.The service is currently federated via the ESA Space Weather Network within the Ionospheric Expert Service Centre. Future developments in this domain will also supply similar atmospheric density forecasts to the UK National Space Operations Centre for civil and defence users.

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