ERICA database

ERICA - EquatoRial Ionosphere Characterization in Asia monitored the ionosphere in the Southeast Asian region to characterize the local features of the Equatorial Ionospheric Anomaly (EIA) and of the Equatorial Ionospheric Trough (EIT) by means of an ad hoc campaign of geomagnetic and ionospheric measurements. The campaign provided new insights on the ionospheric variability causing space weather effects on radio systems and, in particular, on GNSS operations. ERICA was fundend under the Alcantara framework, one of the General Studies Programme - GSP carried on by the European Space Agency - ESA.

The ERICA Data Base

The ERICA database has been setup at ISMB premises. The database contains all the data acquired during the ERICA Measurement Campaign (1st March 2015 – 9th October 2015). These data are the intellectual property of the ERICA Consortium (ISMB, Politecnico, INGV, LAPAN, VAST-IGP, NAVIS) and ESA. They are freely available for educational purposes and non-commercial, scientific research by registered users only. Any further distribution of these data including installation in database should be discussed and agreed with ISMB as Coordinator of the ERICA project. ERICA Consortium must be properly acknowledged when its data are used in publications and presentations. Substantial use of these data should be discussed at an early stage with knowledgeable scientists within ERICA consortium and ESA in order to clarify matters of use and potential co-authorship.

In order to access the ERICA database, all the interested researchers are invited to submit a mail to info(at)navsas.eu explaining their interests, presenting briefly their institution and how they are going to use the data. The access to the database to people external to ERICA will be granted only after consultation with the partners of the project and ESA.

The ERICA measurement campaign relayed on the following equipment located in Indonesia and Vietnam and managed by LAPAN and VAST-IGP, respectively.

 

Indonesia

Instrument type

Station

Magnetometer (vectorial)

Kototabang

Magnetometer (scalar)

Kototabang

Magnetometer (vectorial)

Tanjungsari

Magnetometer (scalar)

Tanjungsari

Magnetometer (vectorial)

Watukosek

Magnetometer (scalar)

Watukosek

Magnetometer (vectorial)

Pameungpeuk

Magnetometer (scalar)

Pameungpeuk

Magnetometer (vectorial)

Bali

Magnetometer (scalar)

Bali

Ionosonde CADI

Pontianak

Ionosonde CADI

Manado

Ionosonde CADI

Biak

Ionosonde CADI

Kupang

Ionosonde IPS

Tanjungsari

Scintillation receiver (Ashtech)

Kototabang

Scintillation receiver (GSV4004)

Pontianak

Scintillation receiver

Manado

Scintillation receiver

Bandung

Scintillation receiver

Kupang

Vietnam

Instrument type

Station

Magnetometer (vectorial)

Phu Thuy

Magnetometer (scalar)

Phu Thuy

Magnetometer (vectorial)

Da Lat

Magnetometer (scalar)

Da Lat

Magnetometer (vectorial)

Bac Lieu

Magnetometer (scalar)

Bac Lieu

Scintillation receiver (GSV4004)

Phu Thuy

Scintillation receiver (GSV4004)

Hue

Scintillation receiver (GSV4004)

Bac Lieu

 

Location of geomagnetic observatories

OBSERVATORY

 (IAGA code)

GEOGRAPHIC

LATITUDE

GEOGRAPHIC LONGITUDE

KOTOTABANG (KTB)

0.202 S

100.317 E

PAMEUNGPEUK (PMK)

7.649 S

107.693 E

WATUKOSEK (WTK)

7.569 S

112.675 E

NEGARA (NGR)

8.459 S

114.942 E

TANJUNGSARI (TJS)

6.912 S

107.837 E

PHU THUY (PHU)

21.029 N

105.958 E

DA LAT (DLT)

11.945 N

108.482 E

BAC LIEU (BAC) 

(only variational data)

9.25 N

105.750 E

 

Location of GNSS receivers

Receiver ID

Location

Latitude (°N)

Longitude (°E)

Instrument type

BACLS

Bac Lieu

9.28

105.73

GSV4004

BDG0S

Bandung

-6.89

107.59

Station6

HUE01

Hue

16.40

107.60

GSV4004

KPNGS

Kupang

-10.16

123.66

Station6

MNDOS

Manado

1.34

124.82

Station6

PHUTS

Phu Thuy

21.02

105.57

GSV4004

PTKAS

Pontianak

-0.03

109.33

GSV4004