SID Monitoring System

The SID Research Project

Stanford University Distributed space weather monitoring instruments worldwide for IHY 2007: The SID project by Dr.C.T.More(Physics).


The International Heliophysical Year 2007 (IHY-2007) was aimed to advance our understanding of the fundamental processes that govern the Sun, Earth, and heliosphere. The IHY Education and Outreach Program is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of space and Earth scientists as well as spreading the knowledge, beauty, and relevance of our solar system to the people of the world. In Space Weather Monitor project Stanford University had deployed a global network of sensors to universities to provide quantitative diagnostics of solar-induced ionospheric disturbances, thunderstorm intensity, and magnetospheric activity. It brought real scientific instruments and data in a cost-effective way to researchers throughout the world. Instruments meet the objectives of being sensitive enough to produce research-quality data. Data contributed to the Stanford data center is openly shared and partnerships between groups in different nations develop naturally. Students and teachers have direct access to scientific expertise.

The result is a world-wide collaboration of scientists, teachers, and students to investigate the variability of the ionosphere. The IHY Committee for International Education and Public Outreach has designated the simpler SID (Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance) monitors have been provided to the researchers in each of the 192 countries of the world.


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