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Second Low-Latitude Ionospheric Sensor Network Workshop

The goal of the second LISN workshop is to bring together members of the LISN community from the US and South America to present and discuss new results and ideas and to outline a plan of joint investigations and campaigns.During the last few years, the LISN community has installed over 40 GPS receivers, 5 magnetometers and one Vertical Incidence Pulsed Ionospheric Radar (VIPIR) ionosonde across the South American continent. This instrumentation has spurred several innovative investigations in aeronomy and space physics. LISN is about to start the installation of the 4 remaining VIPIR ionosondes at locations that are closely aligned with the magnetic meridian that crosses the magnetic equator at 67° West longitude.The new deployments will certainly increase the capability of the LISN network to achieve a forecasting capability of the equatorial spread F (ESF) phenomena. As the success of the continuous operations of the LISN network hinges on help provided by Professors, scientists and engineers from local Universities in South America, the second LISN workshop has been organized to motivate the new members to learn about the LISN instrumentation and science and to engage them in scientific projects and campaigns. The LISN workshop also aims to establish collaborations between the US and South American members of the LISN community. It is expected that a plan of scientific investigations in Space Weather will be outlined during the workshop.

The Second LISN Workshop will be held at the campus of the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) at São José dos Campos, Brazil between November 7 and 10, 2011.

First Low-latitude Ionospheric Sensor Network Workshop

The workshop is to instruct scientist, engineers, and students from South America on how to employ GPS receivers and ground-based magnetometers, to diagnose the state and variability of the low –latitude ionosphere, on how to install and operate state-of-art sounders (dynasonde), and simultaneously to make know the latest techniques of E and F region sounding. The attendees are all participating in the LISN Project. The workshop will provide software tools to analyze, process and display TEC and scintillation values measured by GPS receivers. It is also the purpose of this workshop to describe the advantages of networking different iunstruments to increase the science yield. The workshop will be held at Jicamarca Radio Observatory located near Lima in Peru.


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