Commision G Introduction
The International Union of Radio Science (URSI) is a major international
union of scientists and nations devoted to scientific studies of radio
science, including not only the transmission of information from transmitter
to a distant receiver, but also the acquisition of information about our
planet by means of radio techniques. URSI scientific activities encompass
research in radio theory and practice from ELF waves to optical waves.
The union encourages and fosters cooperation among international scientists
on matters pertaining to radio. The URSI comprises ten commissions, each
devoted to an aspect of radio science. Commission G's purview is ionospheric
radio and propagation. The Commission deals with the study of the ionosphere
in order to provide the broad understanding necessary for radio communications.
The URSI was founded in 1919 during the Constitutional Assembly of the International Research Council, but it finds its origins in 1913 as the natural successor to the Commission Internationale de Telegraphie sans Fil.
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