ISRs are the most powerful ground based tools for ionospheric remote sensing with high temporal and altitudinal resolution. ISR data sets include measurements of electron density, electron and ion temperatures, and plasma drifts, with the possibility of further derived parameters.About the ISR Summer School:

The overall aim of the ISR school is to provide a ‘hands-on’ learning experience in small groups, and includes substantial interactions with instructors.

We encourage graduate/advanced undergraduate students to apply for the school. Those candidates who are selected for the 2022 ISR summer school and are enrolled at U.S. Universities/institutions will receive travel support and accommodation to attend this event. Self-funded students from other countries are welcome to apply as well.

The 2022 ISR summer school is funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate, and is organized by the University of Central Florida.

The deadline for application submission is April 20, 2022.

Notice of acceptance will be sent to participants by May 1, 2022.

The participants will get an opportunity to learn about:

How the ionosphere forms and why it is important.
The physical principles of incoherent scatter radar.
The mathematical principles of radar signal processing.
How to design and run an ISR experiment.
How to extract and visualize data from the Madrigal database.
How ISR complements and adds insight to other observations.

We encourage advanced undergraduate level students as well as graduates/Post-docs enrolled in the U.S. institutions to apply for this school.

For more information about the school, please contact: or

On behalf of the ISR summer school organizing committee:

Shikha Raizada, Anthea Coster, Asti Bhatt, Phil Erickson, Pablo Reyes, Bill Rideout, Josh Semeter, and Roger Varney