C:\USERS\GALKIN\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\FTMP0008.590\Acknowledgements.htm Acknowledgements and Contact Persons for LGDC data access

Lowell GIRO Data Center (LGDC)


and the list of contact persons for publications involving LGDC data resources

Initial release: January 27, 2016

Last updated: February 16, 2021

List of Acknowledgements and Contact Personnel

for individual ionosonde stations providing data to LGDC



Please read and follow Rules of the Road for all LGDC data resources.

  • Alpena, USA
  • Ascenstion Island
  • Eareckson, USA
  • Eglin AFB, USA
  • Eielson AFB, USA
  • Faiford, England
  • Guam, USA
  • Kirtland AFB, USA
  • Learmonth, Australia
  • Lualualei, USA
  • San Vito, Italy
  • Vandenberg AFB, USA
"This paper uses ionospheric data from the USAF NEXION Digisonde network, the NEXION Program Manager is Annette Parsons"
WSMR Campaign, January 2014
  • Kirtland AFB, USA
  • Munyo, USA
  • Cherry, USA
  • Squirt, USA
"This product contains or makes use of IARPA data from the HFGeo program. The IARPA Program Manager is Dr. Torreon Creekmore."
AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate
  • Qaanaq, Greenland
  • Station Nord, Greenland
Contact Dr. Jeff Holmes (jeffrey[at]afrlnewmexico.com) for publications involving data from the Qaanaaq and Nord Ionosondes.

Acknowledgement should read:
"This publication makes use of data from the Qaanaaq/Nord ionosonde, owned by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate and supported in part by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The author(s) thank Svend Erik Ascanius of the Danish Meteorological Institute for its operation."
INPE Network
  • Belem, Brazil
  • Boa Vista, Brazil
  • Cachimbo, Brazil
  • Campo Grande, Brazil
  • Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil
  • Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Sao Luis, Brazil
Contact Dr. Inez S. Batista at inez.batista(at)inpe.br for publications involving data from the INPE Digisonde Network.

Acknowledgement should read:
"Data from the Brazilian Ionosonde network is made available through the EMBRACE program from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)"
South African Network
  • Grahamstown
  • Madimbo
  • Louisvale
  • Hermanus
Contact for network is Dr John Bosco Habarulema, jhabarulema(at)sansa.org.za
Contact for Data Access is Kate Niemantinga, dap(at)sansa.org.za
Acknowledgement should be
"Data from the South African Ionosonde network is made available through the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), who are acknowledged for facilitating and coordinating the continued availability of data."
Observatory of Ebre
  • Roquetes, Spain
Contact Dr. David Altadill at david_altadill(at)obsebre.es for publications involving data from the Roquetes station
Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics - Field Station Juliusruh
  • Juliusruh, Germany
"This paper uses data from the Juliusruh Ionosonde which is owned by the Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics Kuehlungsborn. The responsible Operations Manager is Jens Mielich."
Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI)
  • Dourbes, Belgium
Any use of data from the Dourbes ionosonde in research leading to a publication of any form must be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section of the said publication with the following text:
"This publication uses data from the ionospheric observatory in Dourbes, owned and operated by the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) of Belgium."
A copy of the publication should be sent to the contact person for the Dourbes ionosonde.
IGGCAS space environment observation chain
  • Mohe, China
  • Beijing, China
  • Wuhan, China
  • Sanya, China
"This publication makes use of data from Ionosonde stations, owned by Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences ( IGGCAS ) and supported in part by Solar-Terrestrial Environment Research Network of CAS and Meridian Project of China." The Contact person in IGGCAS is Dr. Baiqi Ning (Email: nbq@mail.iggcas.ac.cn)