The dynamical ionosphere: A systems approach to ionospheric irregularity

Massimo Materassi, Anthea J. Coster, Biagio Forte, Susan Skone

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The Dynamical Ionosphere: A Systems Approach to Ionospheric Irregularity examines the Earth's ionosphere as a dynamical system with signatures of complexity. The system is robust in its overall configuration, with smooth space-time patterns of daily, seasonal and Solar Cycle variability, but shows a hierarchy of interactions among its sub-systems, yielding apparent unpredictability, space-time irregularity, and turbulence. This interplay leads to the need for constructing realistic models of the average ionosphere, incorporating the increasing knowledge and predictability of high variability components, and for addressing the difficulty of dealing with the worst cases of ionospheric disturbances, all of which are addressed in this interdisciplinary book. Borrowing tools and techniques from classical and stochastic dynamics, information theory, signal processing, fluid dynamics and turbulence science, The Dynamical Ionosphere presents the state-of-the-art in dealing with irregularity, forecasting ionospheric threats, and theoretical interpretation of various ionospheric configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
PublisherElsevier Masson
Number of pages337
ISBN (Electronic)9780128147832
ISBN (Print)9780128147825
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Engineering


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