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The contribution to IHY from the COST296 Action MIERS: Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on Radio Systems

Research paper by Giorgiana De Franceschi, Lucilla Alfonsi, David Altadill, Pal Bencze, Alain Bourdillon, Dalia Buresova, Ljiljana R. Cander, Benito de la Morena, Lefteris Economou, Miguel Herraiz, Kirsti Kauristie, Jan Lastovicka, Silvia Pau, Gracia Rodriguez, Richard Stamper, et al.

Indexed on: 25 Dec '08Published on: 25 Dec '08Published in: Earth, Moon, and Planets



Abstract

The objective of the COST296 Action MIERS (Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on Radio Systems) is to develop an increased knowledge of the effects imposed by the ionosphere on practical radio systems, and for the development and implementation of techniques to mitigate the deleterious effects of the ionosphere on such systems (http://www.cost296.rl.ac.uk). The COST296 Community contributes to the international efforts of IHY with scientific and outreach activities as well. After the realization of a web site hosted by Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), developed also to promote the ionospheric physics to the open public, the COST296 Community supported an initiative addressed to the pupils of the primary school of several European Countries: the realization of a school-calendar dedicated to the Sun and to the Sun-Earth connections.