Ionosphere Program at NCEI
The Ionospheric Physics Group of NCEI operates the Ionosphere portion of the World Data Service for Geophysics, which seeks out and archives data, data products, and information related to the Ionosphere. Though our focus is ever expanding, much of the current effort at NCEI is in the Ionospheric Vertical Incidence Sounding discipline. NCEI is currently leading the effort to collect, quality control, and distribute a unified dataset of vertical sounding scaled parameters using modern internet based dissemination services.
New — The D-Region Absorption Prediction Product, Release 2 (D-RAP2) is now available at NCEI and SWPC. The following retrospective D-RAP2 product outputs can be found at NCEI's D-Region Absorption Prediction Products Page
New — Ionosphere Technology Demonstration of
New — In collaboration with members of the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), the Ionospheric Physics Group of NCEI is pleased to announce a prototype of the Forecasting Ionospheric Real-time Scintillation (FIRST) Tool. By monitoring the height rise of the ionospheric F layer near dusk, an evening equatorial scintillation forecast is possible. Presentations will be made at these upcoming workshops: Space Weather Week (Boulder), International Reference Ionoshere (Colorado Springs).
Locations with Ionosphere Data Archives
What's new in the Ionosphere?
References: Kelley, M. C., The Earth's Ionosphere, Academic Press, Inc:San Diego, 1989.
 Davies, Kenneth, Ionospheric Radio, Peter Peregrinus Ltd.:London, 1990.