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GIRO Group

ResourceID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/GIRO

Description

GIRO provides accurate specification of the electron density in the Earth's
ionosphere at >60 locations in the world. 37 GIRO locations provide real-time ionospheric
data to the central server in Lowell, Massachusetts within several minutes. GIRO sites
are equipped by Digisonde instruments that use the high frequency remote sounding
technique to probe the bottomside ionosphere from 80 km up to the peak of ionospheric
plasma density. Real-time and retrospective data from GIRO locations are ingested in Lowell
Digital Ionogram DataBase (DIDBase) GIRO data are open for public access via DIDBase and
DriftBase Web Portals, and custom software tools for digisonde data analysis, SAO Explorer
and Drift Explorer.

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Observatory

ResourceID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/GIRO
ResourceHeader
ResourceName
GIRO Group
AlternateName
Global Ionospheric Radio Observatory Group
ReleaseDate
2019-05-05 12:34:56Z
Description

GIRO provides accurate specification of the electron density in the Earth's
ionosphere at >60 locations in the world. 37 GIRO locations provide real-time ionospheric
data to the central server in Lowell, Massachusetts within several minutes. GIRO sites
are equipped by Digisonde instruments that use the high frequency remote sounding
technique to probe the bottomside ionosphere from 80 km up to the peak of ionospheric
plasma density. Real-time and retrospective data from GIRO locations are ingested in Lowell
Digital Ionogram DataBase (DIDBase) GIRO data are open for public access via DIDBase and
DriftBase Web Portals, and custom software tools for digisonde data analysis, SAO Explorer
and Drift Explorer.

Acknowledgement
A heavy investment of time, effort, expertise, and funds continues to be made to produce, collect, quality control, interpret, and store digisonde ionograms. It is important that data providers and the UML DIDBase developers are appropriately acknowledged in scientific publications that involve analysis of data obtained from the Lowell DIDBase.
Contacts
RolePerson
1.PrincipalInvestigatorspase://SMWG/Person/Bodo.W.Reinisch
2.TechnicalContactspase://SMWG/Person/Ivan.A.Galkin
InformationURL
Name
GIRO (Global Ionospheric Radio Observatory) Home Page.
URL
Description

Access to real-time data and software tools

InformationURL
Name
Global Ionospheric Radio Observatory (GIRO) Article
URL
Description

Detailed information about the Global Ionospheric Radio Observatory.

Location
ObservatoryRegion
Earth.Surface