Deadline 15 June 2017

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) plans a topical issue on "Space weather effects on GNSS and their mitigation" to appear in 2017. One of the most dominant error sources for GNSS applications is the Ionosphere. It does not only affect standard GNSS applications and differential GNSS but also high-accuracy demanding applications like the Precise Point Positioning (PPP) and Real Time Kinematics (RTK). Next to the common signal delay, the Ionosphere can cause e.g. loss of lock in case of scintillation events or produce hazardous misleading information in augmentation systems due to strong ionospheric gradients. Higher order ionospheric effects limit the PPP. Today, a large variety of products and models is already in place to reduce the ionospheric error on GNSS applications. However, often there is still a gap between the currently available products and their actual usage in GNSS applications.

This issue aims to present the status of the currently available techniques for ionospheric error correction and reports on the impact of the ionosphere on GNSS applications. Furthermore we also encourage discussion and validation of available products for mitigating the ionospheric impact on GNSS, as well as related research on forecast and modelling of the Ionosphere.

This issue is based on the output of the session "Space Weather effects on GNSS and precise positioning" at the 13th European Space Weather Week which brought space weather scientists, service developers and end users together to address space weather impact and recent developments.

However, this topical Issue is open to all contributors and not limited to ESWW13 participants.

This topical issue invites contributions on the following broad topics:

  • Space weather effects on standard GNSS applications and differential GNSS
  • Space weather effects on Precise Point Positioning and Real Time Kinematics
  • Techniques for ionospheric error correction
  • Scintillation effects on GNSS
  • Report and validation of available products for mitigating the ionospheric impact on GNSS
  • Research on ionospheric modelling and forecasting for GNSS applications

Manuscripts must be submitted via the SWSC online submission tool.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the quality standards of international scientific journals. The type of contributions must fit the style of SWSC. 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 SWSC web site. SWSC offers the possibility to include electronic material, such as animations, movies, codes and data.

The Topical Editors-in-Chief are:

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