Project "Ionosphere monitoring"
To focus the efforts in this direction in our department established scientific group within the project "Ionosphere monitoring", working as part of laboratory "Near space research." The project team is well balanced both by age and by topic. The older generation is represented by head of department Akchurin A.D. and prof. Teptin G.M.
The work of the project been established cooperation with Russian and foreign leading scientists. So first, the project entered the highly experienced specialist in the field of ionosphere with powerful radio waves Frolov V.L. modification (Nizhny Novgorod, NIRFI; h-index: 13). For this reason, our employees were participants in experiments with heating facility Sura (NIRFI, N. Novgorod) to study the properties of artificial ionospheric irregularities (AII) with transverse dimensions of 50-200 m, which until recently have been poorly understood. According to the research already published several papers and preparing the future ones. The ability to observe such AIIs is determined by our ionosonde good location in relation to the heating facility. In the past year, researches on the properties of artificial wave disturbances excited by the heating facility SURA are actively underway using the opportunity to be included in the measurement of GPS/GLONASS receivers in the Middle Volga region and Tatarstan network. Of the young participants of the laboratory involved in this work graduate student Sherstyukov R.O. and here the first results. The importance and prospects of such research have repeatedly noted in the Russian and international conferences. The development of this area of research will undoubtedly continue.
Then our group joined leading Japanese expert in the study of the ionosphere using ionosondes Maruyama T. (h-index: 19) [Tokyo, Japan, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology]. Drawing on his extensive experience, he has helped highlight responses from remote and powerful earthquakes at ionograms and complete interpretation of these signatures, suggesting ionosonde for registering fast-moving acoustic waves in the ionosphere, the analogy with the work of radio acoustic sounding system. Of the young participants of the laboratory involved in this work researcher Yusupov K.M. and has prepared two articles. T. Maruyama previously conducted an interesting study of little-known transient Es layer over Japan and plans to conduct a comparative analysis with the transient Es-layers in our region.