%0 Electronic Article
%A M.I. Dick
%+ CLRC, Rutherford Appleton Lab., Chilton
%A M.F. Levy
%+ CLRC, Rutherford Appleton Lab., Chilton
%A L.R. Cander
%+ CLRC, Rutherford Appleton Lab., Chilton
%A I. Kutiev
%A P. Muhtarov
%K short-term ionospheric forecasting
%K continuous monitoring
%K foF2
%K World Wide Web
%K critical frequency
%K vertical incidence ionosondes
%K M(3000)F2
%K Europe
%K operational forecasting tool
%K ITU-R Recommendation P.313
%K maximum usable frequency
%X An operational forecasting tool for the European region based on continuous monitoring of the ionosphere is available on the World Wide Web for interactive use (http://www.rcru.rl.ac.uk/iono/maps.htm). A network of 23 ground-based vertical incidence ionosondes provides the basic inputs for the region of interest (10°W-90°E, 30°-70°N). Measurements of foF2 and M(3000)F2 are sent by e-mail, mainly in the form of URSIGRAM messages as described in ITU-R Recommendation P.313. Data are currently updated every 24 hours, though not all ionosondes provide values over the week-ends. Forecasts and archive measurement maps of the critical frequency foF2 and the maximum usable frequency for a 3000 km range, MUF(3000)F2, are then produced for the area of interest. Comparisons between the maps derived from measured and forecast values have been conducted.
%T Short-term ionospheric forecasting over Europe
%B IET Conference Proceedings
%D January 1999
%P 105-107
%I Institution of Engineering and Technology
%U https://digital-library.theiet.org/;jsessionid=5t8h2dgl9q2je.x-iet-live-01content/conferences/10.1049/cp_19990025
%G EN