Mutual benefits between atmospheric research and radio based science over polar regions

The neutral and ionised atmosphere can significantly affect radio waves propagation and this can lead to misinterpretations of data and models.  Earth science studies using e.g. INSAR, LOFAR and GNSS data should therefore definitely take up-to-date atmospheric parameters into account. This is the case for studies on surface deformation, cryosphere dynamics etc. in the polar regions.

To pose a solid bridge between the atmospheric and impacted scientific communities, this workshop solicits contributions to facilitate exchange of information on their respective states of the art as well as on their future needs in Polar Regions (Antarctica and Arctic).

Contributions are welcome on both aspects:

  •       The workshop foresees the participation of scientists studying the neutral and/or the ionized part of the atmosphere, from the lower to further upper regions such as the magnetosphere. Presentations dealing with climatology studies on their characteristics and abnormal behaviours during extreme events are welcome.
  •       Contributions from researchers of Arctic and Antarctic operations that need to remove or mitigate the atmospheric contribution from their measurements (such as geophysicists, geologists, geodesists, radio astronomers and remote sensing researchers) are also encouraged.


This workshop is organised with the support of the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence and the Scientific Commitee on Antarctic Research.



Royal Observatory of Belgium
Meridian Room
Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium

ROB : N. Bergeot and J.-M. Chevalier

INGV : L. Alfonsi, C. Cesaroni and G. De Franceschi