ISRs are the most powerful ground based tools for ionospheric remote sensing with high temporal and altitudinal resolution. ISR data sets include measurements of electron density, electron and ion temperatures, and plasma drifts, with the possibility of further derived parameters.

Those candidates who are selected for the 2023 ISR summer school and are enrolled at U.S. Universities/institutions will receive travel support and accommodation to attend this event. Self-funded students from institutions in other countries are welcome to apply as well.

The main objectives of the school are:

(a) provide a "hands-on" learning experience in small groups,

(b) promote team-work and collaborative skills,

(c) encourage substantial interactions with instructors, and

(d) foster an inclusive environment.

At this school, students will learn:

How the ionosphere forms and why it is important.

The physical principles of incoherent scatter radar.

The mathematical principles of radar signal processing.

How to design and run an ISR experiment.

How to extract and visualize data from the Madrigal database.

How ISR complements and adds insight to other observations.

The 2023 ISR summer school is funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate, and is organized by the University of Central Florida.

The deadline for application submission is March 24, 2023.

Notice of acceptance will be sent to participants by March 31, 2023.

The details about the application procedure and logistics will be circulated soon.

On behalf of the ISR Summer School Organizing Committee:

Shikha Raizada, Anthea Coster, Asti Bhatt, Bill Rideout, Josh Semeter, Pablo Reyes, Phil Erickson and Roger Varney