Automated collection and dissemination of ionospheric data from the digisonde network
Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Center for Atmospheric Research, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
Abstract. The growing demand for fast access to accurate ionospheric electron density profiles and ionospheric characteristics calls for efficient dissemination of data from the many ionosondes operating around the globe. The global digisonde network with over 70 stations takes advantage of the Internet to make many of these sounders remotely accessible for data transfer and control. Key elements of the digisonde system data management are the visualization and editing tool SAO Explorer, the digital ionogram database DIDBase, holding raw and derived digisonde data under an industrial-strength database management system, and the automated data request execution system ADRES.
Reinisch, B. W., Galkin, I. A., Khmyrov, G., Kozlov, A., and Kitrosser, D.: Automated collection and dissemination of ionospheric data from the digisonde network, Adv. Radio Sci., 2, 241-247, doi:10.5194/ars-2-241-2004, 2004.