|Title||Climatology of Large Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances Observed with Amateur Radio Networks|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2023|
|Authors||Sanchez, D, West, MLou, Gerzoff, B, Perry, GW, Frissell, NA, Engelke, WD, Erickson, PJ|
|Conference Name||HamSCI Workshop 2023|
|Conference Location||Scranton, PA|
A new climatology of Large Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances (LSTIDs) has been observed from ham radio data in 2017. LSTIDs are quasiperiodic electron density perturbations of the F region ionosphere. LSTIDs have periods of 30 min to over 180 min, wavelengths of over 1000 km, and velocities of over 1400 km/hr. In this paper, we show a climatology of observed LSTID events using data from the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN), Weak Signal Propagation Network (WSPRNet), and PSKReporter amateur radio networks. This climatology was performed twice and was cross examined between two members of the research team. Results show that most of the observed LSTIDs occurred during the winter months with a decline towards the summer, with the exception of a spike in June. This paper provides additional insight into the seasonal trends of LSTIDs and provides additional knowledge that will help in the pursuit of what is causing this phenomenon.