Virtual Ionospheric Thermospheric Mesospheric Observatory

The Virtual Observatory for the Ionosphere Thermosphere Mesosphere Community (VITMO) is being implemented at JHU/APL and provides data covering the Ionosphere Thermosphere Mesosphere (ITM). The ITM region is observed by ground based remote sensing instruments, satellite based remote sensing instruments, and in-situ satellite instruments. In addition, there are external drivers in solar radiation and the solar wind and magnetospheric particle inputs. A Virtual Observatory that covers the ITM region needs to deal with the large diversity of data types in the study of this region.                                                                                                                                                                                         

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