Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Ionosonde Analysis

As part of a project through NASA's Living With a Star program, we are collaborating with scientists in NOAA's Space Environment Center to evaluate natural forcing and signs of climate change in ionospheric data. The ionosphere is subject to forcing by various factors, including changes in solar input and geomagnetic activity. These inputs, coupled with instrument changes over the course of the long-term record, complicate the ability to isolate a long-term or anthropogenic signal.