The results of the September 2014 meeting


According to Calendar of the International Space Science Institute, the Workshop of the group “Multi-instrument Space-Borne Observations and Validation of the Physical Model of the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Coupling” was held in days 15-19 September. The following members of the group were present: M. Lisi, J.-Y. Liu, D. Ouzounov, A. Namgaladze, M. Parrot, S. Pulinets, V. Tramutoli and E. Pokojská (invited).


The state of the project was discussed with the presentations of all participants on the progress on their work for the period from the last meeting in January 2014. The tasks for the next stage of development were determined based on the initial project schedule. The results of planned work should be included in the peer review publications. Five topics areas were determined for future publications:

  • General review paper of the project (responsible S. Pulinets)
  • Effects of dust storms on the ionosphere (responsible V. Tramutoli)
  • Effects of volcano eruption on the ionosphere (responsible V. Tramutoli)
  • Atmospheric and ionospheric precursors of earthquakes (responsible M. Parrot)
  • Effects of hurricanes on the ionosphere (responsible S. Pulinets)

It was decided to apply to Natural Hazards journal to have a special issue for publications which would be the outcome of the project

It was decided to have intermediate working meetings in November 2014 during the workshop in China where the presentation on behalf of the ISSI project will be done, during Fall AGU Meeting in San-Francisco in December 2014, and during the EGU 2015 Assembly in April 2015.

It was decided to plan the final meeting of the group in Bern in dates 15-19 of June 2015.

The first meeting results

On 20-24 of January the first “kick-off” meeting of the International team 298 representing the project Multi-instrument Space-Borne Observations and Validation of the Physical Model of the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Coupling took place in Bern, in the International Space Science Institute. The following members of the group were participating in the meeting:

Sergey Pulinets (co-coordinator), Dimitar Ouzounov (co-coordinator), Katsumi Hattori, Tiger Liu, Alexander Namgaladze, Michel Parrot, Dmitry Solometsev, Valerio Tramutoli.

The Team at ISSI

The Team at ISSI

According the Project Outline the main directions of the group activity were determined, including:
Specific cases for complex multiparameter data analysis were selected and persons responsible for the data collection, processing and coordination of the scientific outcome from every case were determined.

Directions of the theoretical development of the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Coupling Model were determined and the key points of the model improvement were precised.
Preliminary list of the future publications was determined.

During the course of the meeting every participant made presentation describing his scientific activity and the role in the project.

The dates of the next Meeting of the group were determined and reconciled with the ISSI director Maurizio Falanga. They will be 15-19 September 2014

It was agreed to make the special meeting of the group during the EGU 2014 Assembly in Vienna.