Program for the International Space Weather Workshop at Boston College

June 7-8, 2001

Thursday, June 7th

08:15 - 08:30 Welcome and introductions, Cesar Valladares, Fulton 511

08:30 -12:20 Plenary Session, Fulton 511

08:30 - 09:00- "Developments in Space Weather in the Mid-Latitude Ionosphere", Mike Kelley, Cornell University, USA

09:00 - 09:30- "International Initiatives in Space Weather Research", Sunanda Basu, National Science Foundation, USA

09:30 - 09:50- "Recommendations from the 1997 Workshop on Propagation of Navigation & Communication Signals", Ed Fremouw, Northwest Research Associates, USA

09:50 - 10:10- "A Report on Cost 271", Reinhart Leitinger, University of Graz, Austria

10:10 - 10:40- Coffee Break

10:40 - 11:00- "SCINDA: An Equatorial Scintillation Nowcasting System", Keith Groves, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

11:00 - 11:20- "Nowcasting scintillation activity using an equatorial network of GPS receivers", Cesar Valladares, Boston College, USA

11:20 - 11:40- "Sub-Auroral Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling: Space Weather Effects over CONUS", John C. Foster, MIT Millstone Hill, USA

11:40 - 12:00- "Disruption of HF Communications Over the Polar Regions: Progress Towards Understanding, Specification, and Forecasting", J. J. Sojka and R. W. Schunk, Utah State University, USA

12:00 - 12:20 - "GPS and WAAS System Response to Recent Geomagnetic Storm Activity", Patricia Doherty, Boston College, USA

12:20 - 14:20 Poster Session with Deli Lunch, (The Heights Room, Lower Campus Dining Hall) Poster session chaired by D. T. Decker, AFRL

14:20 - 16:20 Discussion Groups

Equatorial Latitude Group, Fulton 230, Michael Mendillo, M.A. Abdu, Dave Anderson

Mid-High Latitude Group, Fulton 250, Mike Kelley, Len Kersley, Greg Bishop

 Friday, June 8th

08:00 - 08:15 Welcome and announcements, Patricia Doherty, Fulton 511

08:15 - 12:00 Plenary Session, Fulton 511

08:15 - 08:35- "Current Space Weather Operations and Future Ionospheric Applications", Joe Kunches, NOAA, USA

08:35 - 08:55- "NASA's Living with a Star Program", Larry Zanetti, John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHUAPL), USA

08:55 - 09:15- "OpSEND: Operational Space Weather Impact Maps for Specific RF systems", Greg Bishop, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

09:15 - 09:35- "An Inexpensive GPS Scintillation Monitor and Ionospheric Drift Instrument or - Are you interested in global scintillation monitoring?", Paul M. Kintner, Jr., Cornell University, USA

09:35 - 09:55- "Monitoring of energetic particles' flux inside a Chinese satellite and some primary results", Z. Xiao, Peking University, Beijing, China

09:55 - 10:20- Coffee Break

10:20 - 10:40- "Magnetospheric disturbance effects on equatorial spread F and thermospheric winds", M.A. Abdu, INPE, Brazil

10:40 - 11:00- "Response of the equatorial and low latitude thermosphere-ionosphere system to space weather processes", R. Sridharan, Space Physics Laboratory, Trivandrum, India

11:00 - 11:20- "Ionospheric scintillations using GPS/GLONASS receivers and1.694 GHz beacon signals of Japanese Meteorological satellite in the low and mid latitude Asian pacific region", K. Igarashi, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan

11:20 - 11:40- "Ionospheric monitoring by ground and space based GNSS techniques", Norbert Jakowski, DLR, Institut für Kommunikation und Navigation, Germany

11:40 - 12:00- "Signatures in the high-latitude ionosphere of space-weather processes", Len Kersley, University of Wales at Aberystwyth

12:05 - 13:30 Lunch (on your own)

13:30 - 15:00 Discussion groups

Equatorial latitude group, Fulton 230, Led by Michael Mendillo, M.A. Abdu and Dave Anderson

Mid and High latitude group, Fulton 250, Led by Ed Fremouw, Len Kersley and Greg Bishop

15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon break

15:30 - 16:30 Summary - A Report from the discussion group leaders.


  1. Variability of TEC in the Equatorial Region, J.O. Adeniyi1 and D. Bilitza2, 1)University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, 2)Raytheon STX, GSFC, Code 632, Greenbelt, MD 2077
  2. Equatorial Ionospheric Electron Density below the F2 Peak, S.M. Radicella1 and J.O. Adeniyi2, 1)The Abdul Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 2) University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  3. Triggering of substorms by electrostatic drift waves, William J. Burke1, Gary M. Erickson2 and Nelson C. Maynard3, 1)AFRL/VSB, Hanscom AFB, MA 01731, (, 2)Center for Space Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, 3) Mission Research Corporation, One Tara Blvd., Nashua, NH 03062
  4. Interferometric and dual beam observations of daytime spread-F-like irregularities over Jicamarca, J.L. Chau and R.F. Woodman, Radio Observatorio de Jicamarca, Lima, Peru
  5. Ionospheric Electron Content Variations and Scintillations near the Equatorial Anomaly Crest, A. DasGupta, A. Paul and S. Ray, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
  6. Quantitative Assessment of Ionospheric Variability, D. T. Decker, Air Force Research Laboratory, Bedford, MA, US
  7. Ionospheric Irregularities Characteristics over Brazilian Sector using GPS Receivers, E.R. de Paula1, F.R. Silveira1, M.A. Abdu1, I.J. Kantor, P. M. Kintner, Jr2, B. Ledvina2 and H. Kil2, 1)INPE-DAE, Sao Jose dos Campos SP, Brazil, 2)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  8. NPOESS - A Future Space Weather Monitoring Platform, W. F. Denig, Air Force Research Laboratory
  9. Magnetic Disturbance Control of the Height and Duration of HF Radar Plumes during Equatorial Spread-F, C.V. Devasia, N. Jyoti and D. Tiwari, Space Physics Laboratory, Trivandrum, India
  10. Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS), E.L. Eichin, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA
  11. Construction of an Interplanetary Scintillation Array in Mexico, A. Gonzalez-Esparza and A. Carrillo, Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
  12. Using LEOs to Monitor the Ionosphere and Plasmasphere during Disturbed Conditions, E. Essex and P. Webb, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
  13. Regression model between GPS-TEC and Nmf2 Variability Indicies for the Space Weather Applications, T. Gulyaeva1,2 and N. Jakowski3, 1) IZMIRAN, Moscow Region, Russia, 2) Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland, 3)DLR, Neustrelitz, Germany
  14. Ionosphere Model Validation Study with DMSP Data, J. Ha, R. Pulliam, W. Denig, W. Borer and D.Decker, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA
  15. Solar Cycle Variations in Equatorial Plasma Bubbles Observed by DMSP Spacecraft, C.Y. Huang1, W. J. Burke2, P. Sultan2 and L.C. Gentile1,1) Boston College, 2) Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA
  16. Analysis of F Region Ionospheric Scintillations and Drifts and Thermospheric Neutral Wind Characteristics near the Southern Anomaly Crest, R.S. Indiresan1, R.J. Niciejewski1, B.E. Gilchrist1, K.M. Groves2 and J. Araya3, 1)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 2)AFRL, Bedford, MA, USA, 3)Universidad Catolica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile
  17. Operational Impacts of Space Weather, A. J. Coster, R. Lambour, R. Clouser, L. Thornton J. Sharma, A. Cott, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA
  18. Geomagnetic Control of the Spectrum of Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances Based on Data from a Global GPS Network, E. L. Afraimovich1, E.A. Kosogorov1, O.S. Lesyuta1, N.P. Minko1, A.F. Yakovets2 a I.I. Ushakov1, 1)Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Irkutsk, Russia, 2)Institute of Ionosphere, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  19. Global Upper Atmosphere Storm Modeling, A. A. Namgaladze1,2 and R.Yu Yurik2, 1)Murmansk State Technical University, Murmansk, 2)Polar Geophysical Institute, Murmansk
  20. Comprehensive validation of the storm time ionospheric empirical model, E.A. Araujo-Pradare and T.J. Fuller-Rowell, CIRES, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  21. Isolated night airglow depletions associated with short duration spread F at Waltair, D S V V D Prasad, K. Niranjan, H.S. Sridhar, P.S. Brahmanandam and P V S Rama Rao, Department of Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
  22. Prism Validation Study, R. Pulliam1, W. Borer1, D.T. Decker1 and P.H. Doherty2, 1) Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA, 2) Boston College
  23. Evening enhancement in F-region electron temperature at sub-tropical latitudes during summer in the India SROSS C2 RPA data, K. Niranjan1, H.S. Sridhar1, P V S Rama Rao1, S.C. Garg2 and P. Subramanyam2, 1) Department of Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam INDIA, 2)National Physics Laboratory, K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi, INDIA
  24. Summer Nighttime equatorial F-region scintillations in response to severe magnetic storms in the Indian zone, S. Ray and A. DasGupta, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
  25. Variations of TEC over Argentina during a Magnetic Storm, B. de Haro Barbas, V.H. Rios and A. Perez Gomez, Laboratorio de Tecnicas Satelitales, UNT, Argentina
  26. Study of effect of meteor showers on electron content using GPS satellites, L. Singh, National Physical Laboratory, Delhi, India
  27. Topside ionospheric response to large geomagnetic disturbances, P. J. Sultan1, F. J. Rich1, W. J. Burke1, C.Y. Huang2, 1)Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate , 2) Boston College
  28. The ionospheric trough: its statistics and impact on space weather, H.B. Vo and J.C. Foster, MIT Haystack Observatory, USA
  29. Validation of TEC models over an equatorial station, A.A. Willoughby1, S.M Radicella2, J.O. Adeniyi1 and B. Nava2, 1)University of Ilorin, Ulorin, Nigeria, 2)The Abdul Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
  30. The level and persistence of equatorial spread F recorded daily during a year at solar maximum, James A. Whalen, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory