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 Reader comment about HAARP located in Alaska (read it)
 Magnetic sea mines detonated by CME, during the Vietnam War (read it)
 Announcement about COLAGE 2020 meeting that was organized for the week of December 14÷18, 2020, in Pucon Chile. (read it)
 International Geophysical Research Group /Europe-Africa-Asia, LETTER, 63, June 2020 (read it)
 International Colloquium on Equatorial and Low-Latitude Ionosphere (ICELLI), Sep 15÷17, 2020 (read it)
 AGS Newsletter --- Vol.3 No. 06; 6 July 2020 (read it)
 New eSWua webportal for ionospheric data and product (read it)
 Reader comment about HAARP located in AlaskaDear ISWI readers:
In the last issue (#10, 18 JULY 2020), I made reference to a YouTube video about HAARP (a space weather research facility in Alaska). With regards to that, I got this comment from Witham Reeve of Alaska. Check it out. G.Maeda, 19 July 2020.
Hi George - I saw the HAARP news item and thought I'd mention that I do some consulting work for University of Alaska Fairbanks - Geophysical Institute (UAF-GI) at the HAARP facility and also have some of my own equipment installed there. I spent Wednesday and Thursday at HAARP this week.
I installed a Callisto spectrometer there last August but I've had antenna problems that blinded the system - no bursts received so far. This will be fixed this summer when I install an LWA Antenna and a dual Callisto installation for polarized measurements. I also installed a Radio JOVE system in conjunction with that NASA project.
Most of my equipment at HAARP is related to space weather activities, and I've received great support from UAF-GI. I have additional space weather projects planned and only need to find time to get them online. The ongoing pandemic has really slowed down progress, as you might expect.
On my most recent trip to HAARP, I installed an Earth Networks lightning
detector system - it will be placed online in early August. I previously
installed a weather station at HAARP and the weather data can be accessed
PS: ----- ----- -----
If other ISWI newsletter subscribers are interested, since UAF-GI acquired the facility from the US Air Force in 2015, I've written several articles about the HAARP facility and they can be accessed here: click here
Yes, staying safe so far, thanks, and hope the same for you. We've been
locked down since early March and expect to be until at least the end of year.
Send by Christian Monstein
 Magnetic sea mines detonated by CME, during the Vietnam War
From recently declassified US Navy documents: How magnetic sea mines (Hai Phong Harbor) detonated during the Vietnam War due to CME crashing into the Earth The sea mine story is in this interesting video: "How Prepared Are We For A Carrington Level Solar Storm?" [ Length: 17:40 ]
The sea mine story occurs between: 13:08 and 14:15. Probably this is new to most readers as the story was classified until recently.
Send by George Maeda
 Announcement from ALAGE (Latin American Association of Space Geophysics)Dear Colleagues,
The COLAGE 2020 Local Organizing Committee, the COLAGE 2020 International Scientific Committee, and the ALAGE directive have decided to postpone the COLAGE 2020 meeting that was organized for the week of December 14 - 18, 2020 in Pucon Chile. The same applies for the student workshop that was going to occur the week before.
The main reasons for this decision are the evolution of the coronavirus contagion in Chile and Latin America; the difficulty for traveling in many countries; the importance of having a face-to-face conference in which ALAGE members, students, and scientists can exchange ideas and start collaborations; and in general due to the unpredictable conditions at the programmed time of the conference. We waited as long as we could to make this difficult announcement, but at this point, it is now clear that things will not improve considerably by December as any relaxation of the quarantine measures, even if they were done today, will take time in a trial and error fashion as it is occurring in many countries.
The COLAGE meeting and student workshop will be held at a future time when the sanitary conditions allow a meeting of these characteristics and will be informed in due time.
However, we would like to inform you that during the time of the Eclipse we are organizing a dual mode (virtual and face-to-face) Space Geophysics workshop. If the conditions allow it, we will hold the workshop on the same site in Pucon, Chile. Everyone is invited to present their work in a face-to-face or virtual fashion. Information about this workshop will be communicated shortly.
ALAGE directive, http://www.alage.org (alage.information[at]gmail.com)
COLAGE 2020 Local Organizing Committee (marina.stepanova[at]usach.cl)
COLAGE 2020 International Organizing committee
Send by Dra. Maria Graciela Molina
 International Geophysical Research Group /Europe-Africa-Asia, LETTER, 63, June 2020
At the end of the IEEY (International Equatorial Electrojet Year), in 1995, IGRGEA (International Geophysical Research Group Europe Africa) has been organized to follow the research work initiated during IEEY, in 1992. Since January 2003 IGRGEA has been established at the Institute of Geophysics in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Send by Christine Amory-Mazaudier
 International Colloquium on Equatorial and Low-Latitude Ionosphere (ICELLI), Sep 15÷17, 2020 Exclusively Online; Final AnnouncementPreamble
Gaining better understanding of the dynamics of the equatorial and low latitude ionosphere has become an object of global concern more than ever. Equatorial region, also known as the low latitude region refers to the region within ± 20° on either side of the geomagnetic equator. The region is characterized with much complexities and high level of dynamics which result in phenomena such as spread F, ionospheric anomaly, equatorial electrojet, equatorial plasma fountain, etc. The impact of such phenomena on telecommunications, navigation, satellite operations, and other space-based technologies has made the region a point of international collaborative focus in scientific research. The past decades have witnessed deployment of observational facilities to equatorial region of the world courtesy of international communities coordinated by United Nations under the International Heliophysical Year IHY and more recently International Space Weather Initiative ISWI. In addition, there are several experimental satellites with focus on equatorial space environment.
 AGS Newsletter --- Vol.3 No. 07; August 2020
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 New eSWua webportal for ionospheric data and productDear Colleagues,
It's a pleasure to inform you that the new eSWua (Electronic Space Weather upper atmosphere) webportal for the exploitation of INGV ionospheric data and products is out!
The eSWua system is completely new including a lot of data visualization, processing and download tools (GUI and webservice) allowing a very fast and flexible way to exploit INGV ionospheric data and products.
I invite you to have a look into the new website and to contact us with your comments and suggestions by using the "Contact" form present in the homepage footer.
Hope you enjoy our new webportal: Real-time Total Electron Content over Italy
Send by Babatunde Rabiu