© 2014

Ionospheric Prediction and Forecasting


Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 1-9
  3. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 11-48
  4. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 49-80
  5. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 81-99
  6. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 101-121
  7. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 123-146
  8. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 147-160
  9. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 161-182
  10. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 183-207
  11. Bruno Zolesi, Ljiljana R. Cander
    Pages 209-221
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 223-240

About this book


This book describes how to predict and forecast the state of the planet Earth’s ionosphere under quiet and disturbed conditions in terms of dynamic processes in the weakly ionized plasma media of the upper atmosphere, using the modern measurement and modelling techniques available. A close relationship is explained between the state of the media and the radio wave propagation features of the media. The prediction and forecasting algorithms, methods, and models are oriented towards providing a practical approach to the design and engineering of ionospherically dependent radio systems. The book also covers those aspects of ionospheric prediction and forecasting relevant to space weather phenomena and their effects on new technologies. A proper understanding of the ionosphere is of fundamental practical importance because it is an essential element in telecommunication and navigation systems, while space weather is expected to be an important factor in space-related research subjects (e.g. astronomy, solar and space physics, planetary and Earth sciences) over the next decade as ever more detailed knowledge, modelling, prediction, and forecasting of the Sun-Earth system are required.


HF telecommunications Ionospheric Physics Radio Propagation and Navigation Space Weather Upper Atmosphere

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Geomagnetism, Aeronomy and EnvironmentalIstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e VulcanRomeItaly
  2. 2.Space Science Technology DepartmentRutherford Appleton LaboratoryDidcotUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Dr. Brono Zolesi, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia; Rome; Italy Dr.-Ing. Ljiljana Cander, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK

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“The authors … have done a marvelous job in collecting the relevant material, and presenting it in a coherent and easily readable form. … There is no doubt that this new book fills a real need, and will be of great benefit to students, researchers, and engineers who enter the fields of radio exploration of the ionosphere, space weather, radio-frequency planning, spectrum management, and radio-system design. For those already working in these areas, it will provide valuable context.” (Bodo Reinisch, The Radio Science Bulletin, Issue 353, June, 2015)