International School of Space Science.

The International School of Space Science (ISSS) began its activity in 1991. The School is organized by the Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale (C.I.F.S.) which joins several Italian Universities operating in the field of Space Science and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF). Since its foundation the ISSS has been directed by prof. U. Villante.

Course on:

Radiation Belt Dynamics and Remote Sensing of the Earth’s Plasmasphere

26 - 30 September, 2022
Course April 2022

The course is designed for PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers. It will offer an overview of the current knowledge of a key Space Weather region, the radiation belts, and in particular on its related energization and loss processes due to wave-particle interactions, and particle precipitation into the atmosphere. These processes are strongly governed by the properties of the plasmasphere (the outward extension of the ionosphere) which is partially overlapping with the radiation belts. Part of the course will be then devoted to present, both from a theoretical and observational point of view, as well as through modelling, the basic plasmasphere dynamics, including its coupling with the ionosphere.