project . 2022 - 2026 . On going

EISCAT_3D: Fine-scale structuring, scintillation, and electrodynamics (FINESSE)

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/W003104/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 450,327 GBP
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    10 Apr 2022
    End Date
    09 Apr 2026
Description
The UK along with the rest of the world is becoming increasingly dependent on technological systems, including satellite communications, global positioning systems, and power grids, that are at risk from space weather. Many space weather hazards originate in the ionosphere, the ionised upper part of the atmosphere at altitudes of 90 km and above, where solar wind energy channelled by the Earth's magnetic field can cause a variety of unpredictable and deleterious effects. It causes electrical currents to flow, which heat the atmosphere in a process known as Joule heating, which in turn can cause the atmosphere to expand upwards, producing drag on satellites, henc...
Description
The UK along with the rest of the world is becoming increasingly dependent on technological systems, including satellite communications, global positioning systems, and power grids, that are at risk from space weather. Many space weather hazards originate in the ionosphere, the ionised upper part of the atmosphere at altitudes of 90 km and above, where solar wind energy channelled by the Earth's magnetic field can cause a variety of unpredictable and deleterious effects. It causes electrical currents to flow, which heat the atmosphere in a process known as Joule heating, which in turn can cause the atmosphere to expand upwards, producing drag on satellites, henc...
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