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Characterization of the ionospheric dynamics in the South American sector and Antarctica under the space weather conditions

Grant number: 19/05455-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2019 - June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geophysics
Principal Investigator:Emilia Correia
Grantee:Emilia Correia
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The electrodynamics characterization of the ionosphere in the face of the conditions of the space (space weather) around the Earth has become increasingly necessary in the last decades due to its implications for modern society. Although their impacts are not yet known to the general public, they are already recognized as a new natural hazard of modern technological society. The conditions of the ionosphere present changes as a function of magnetic latitude and longitude, time of day, season, as well as disturbances in time scales from seconds to several days and months associated with space weather conditions, and of dozens of years associated with solar cycle activity. These changes are critical for users of GPS (Global Navigation Satellite System), high frequency (HF) communications and satellite control systems; that in extreme cases can lead to economic losses and environment damage. In this context, one of the main objectives of this project is the characterization of the ionosphere dynamics in the South American sector up to Antarctica under different space weather phenomena, and the results will be used to subsidize / define climatology of ionospheric irregularities from high to low latitudes. The space weather conditions are function of the solar phenomena, so the other objective is the elaboration of a mathematical tool that identifies patterns of radio emission behavior that precedes the solar explosions, in order to generate a service of prediction of solar phenomena in the short and medium term. Therefore, the products generated by this project, besides contributing to the knowledge of the dynamics of the ionosphere, will also be of interest to the current technological society, as well as to national defense systems. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MACHO, EDUARDO PEREZ; CORREIA, EMILIA; PAULO, CLAUDIO MACHADO; ANGULO, LADY; GOMES VIEIRA, JOSE AUGUSTO. Ionospheric response to the June 2015 geomagnetic storm in the South American region. Advances in Space Research, v. 65, n. 9, SI, p. 2172-2183, MAY 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CORREIA, EMILIA; MEDEIROS RAUNHEITTE, LUIS TIAGO; BAGESTON, JOSE VALENTIN; D'AMICO, DINO ENRICO. Characterization of gravity waves in the lower ionosphere using very low frequency observations at Comandante Ferraz Brazilian Antarctic Station. Annales Geophysicae, v. 38, n. 2, p. 385-394, MAR 24 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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