Ionosphere Waves Service (IWS) – a problem-oriented tool in ionosphere and Space Weather research produced by POPDAT project
Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány P.s. (1/A), 1117
2 Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU, 40 Acad. Glushkova Ave., building 4/1, 03680 Kyiv, Ukraine
3 NOVELTIS SAS, Rue de la Mercerie 12, 1003 Lausanne, France
4 Space Research and Technology Institute BAS, Georgi Bonchev Str. bl.1., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
5 Space Research Center PAS, Bartycka 18A, 00-716 Warshaw, Poland
6 TUBerlin, Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Marchstraße 12-14, 10587 Berlin, Germany
7 Lviv Center of Institute of Space Research NASU-SSAU, 5-A Naukova str., 79601 Lviv, Ukraine
8 ECM Office, Joachim-Karnatz-Allee 21, 10557 Berlin, Germany
9 MTA-ELTE Research Group for Geology, Geophysics and Space Sci., Pázmány P.s. (1/A), 1117 Budapest, Hungary
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Accepted: 10 April 2014
In the frame of the FP7 POPDAT project the Ionosphere Waves Service (IWS) has been developed and opened for public access by ionosphere experts. IWS is forming a database, derived from archived ionospheric wave records to assist the ionosphere and Space Weather research, and to answer the following questions: How can the data of earlier ionospheric missions be reprocessed with current algorithms to gain more profitable results? How could the scientific community be provided with a new insight on wave processes that take place in the ionosphere? The answer is a specific and unique data mining service accessing a collection of topical catalogs that characterize a huge number of recorded occurrences of Whistler-like Electromagnetic Wave Phenomena, Atmosphere Gravity Waves, and Traveling Ionosphere Disturbances. IWS online service (http://popdat.cbk.waw.pl) offers end users to query optional set of predefined wave phenomena, their detailed characteristics. These were collected by target specific event detection algorithms in selected satellite records during database buildup phase. Result of performed wave processing thus represents useful information on statistical or comparative investigations of wave types, listed in a detailed catalog of ionospheric wave phenomena. The IWS provides wave event characteristics, extracted by specific software systems from data records of the selected satellite missions. The end-user can access targets by making specific searches and use statistical modules within the service in their field of interest. Therefore the IWS opens a new way in ionosphere and Space Weather research. The scientific applications covered by IWS concern beyond Space Weather also other fields like earthquake precursors, ionosphere climatology, geomagnetic storms, troposphere-ionosphere energy transfer, and trans-ionosphere link perturbations.
Key words: ionosphere (general) / wave / signal processing / density / services
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