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Ionospheric Weather Expert Service Centre

The mission of the of the Ionospheric Weather ESC (I-ESC) is to is to provide and develop the functionalities, capabilities and expertise in the domain of Ionosphere and upper Atmosphere that are needed within the ESA SSA SWE network to achieve as a collaborative enterprise its mission of demonstrating and assessing the influences of Space Weather and informing and supporting end users through the provision of accurate, reliable and timely products and (pre-)operational services, tailored to their requirements.
The I-ESC thus provides, implements and supports the Ionospheric and upper Atmosphere Weather products and capabilities of the ESA SSA SWE network, including the observation, monitoring, interpretation, modelling and forecasting of Ionospheric and upper Atmosphere Weather conditions.

This page provides access to the latest data, products and analysis tools from the SSA SWE Ionospheric Weather Expert Service Centre.

Latest data
Latest TEC forecast[IMPC]
Latest Kiruna ionospheric scintillation information[IMPC]
ESC tools and products
  • TEC maps Europe and Global
  • TEC maps Europe and Global (beta)
  • Forecast TEC maps Europe and Global
  • Slab thickness
  • Scintillation indices
  • ROTI maps Europe
  • 3D electron density Europe (demonstration)
  • Plasma content above Nordic region
  • Turbulence index over Nordic region
  • Ground disturbances over Norway
  • Scintillation map over Nordic region
  • ROTI at ground time series (Selected locations in northern Europe)
  • Integrated Electron Density Maps
  • Current Ionospheric Conditions
  • foF2 nowcast maps
  • Long Term Prediction maps of foF2
  • VTEC maps (Northern Europe)
  • ROTI maps (Northern Europe)
  • S4 and sigma-phi maps (Northern Europe)
  • ROTI at ground time series (Selected locations in northern Europe)
  • Sunlit Ionosphere Sudden TEC Enhancement Detector
  • Drift rate of SOLERA proxy for EUV flux rate-associated to geoeffective solar flares
  • SOLERA proxy for EUV flux rate impacting ionospheric Total Electron Content.
  • Real-time alerts SISTED.
  • Real-time alerts SOLERA-drift.
  • Archive of solar and geomagnetic indices for thermospheric drag calculation
  • Ionosphere Monitoring Facility
  • Ionospheric Scintillation Monitoring
  • Swarm Total Electron Content (TEC)
  • Swarm Rate Of Change of TEC (ROT)
  • Swarm Electron Density (Ne)
  • Swarm Ionospheric Bubble Index (IBI)
  • Neutral Density 1-3 day Forecast
  • Neutral Density 1-27 day Forecast
  • Neutral Density 12 Month prior Estimate
  • Nowcast and Forecast of Geomagnetic and Solar Activity Indices for SST users
  • GNSS Performance Indicator
  • Borowiec riometer measurements
  • Hornsund riometer measurements (demonstration)
General applications
  • SWE Data Browsing and Analysis
ESC Coordinator
Claudia Borries (DLR)
Participating Expert Groups
Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center (IMPC)
Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany
Norwegian Mapping Authority (NMA)
Ionospheric Group of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA)
National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Space Physics applications (FMI)
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP)
Academy of Science of the Czech Republic
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
Heliogeophysical Prediction Service Laboratory, Space Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences (SRC PAS)
Space Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum, Germany
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
University of Oslo (UiO)
Met Office UK (Met Office UK)
United Kingdom
DH Consultancy (DHC) (DHC)