UNIVERSITY OF OSLO (NO)
The project is also called Swarm Space Weather Variability of Ionospheric Plasma (Swarm-VIP). The Swarm-VIP project aims at advancing our understanding and characterisation of ionosphere processes in order to better model and potentially predict the behaviour of the ionosphere. In particular, the project members work on the development of a semi-empiric model and improving the forecasting capabilities for extreme space weather events. Swarm-VIP project performs extensive and complex statistical analysis on Swarm electron density, electric and magnetic field data focusing on: 1) the ionospheric climate/weather during quiet geomagnetic conditions; 2) the extreme events such as geomagnetic storms / superstorms and 3) the physics of ionospheric perturbations and small-scale variability.