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Peer-reviewed papers related to ATMOP activities

T. Dudok de Wit, S. Bruinsma, and K. Shibasaki, Synoptic radio observations as proxies for upper atmosphere modelling, Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate,

Choury, A., S. Bruinsma, P. Schaeffer (2013) Neural networks to predict exosphere temperature corrections, Space Weather, Vol. 11, 592–602, doi:10.1002/2013SW000969

A. Chambodut, A. Marchaudon, M. Menvielle, F. El-Lemdani Mazouz, and C. Lathuillère, The K-derived MLT sector geomagnetic indices, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 40, 4808–4812, doi:10.1002/grl.50947, 2013


Dudok de Wit, T., and S.Bruinsma, Determination of the most pertinent EUV proxy for use in thermosphere modelling, Geophys. Res. Letters,doi:10.1029/2011GL049028, 2011

Vieira, L. E. A., A. Norton, T. Dudok de Wit, M. Kretzschmar, G. A. Schmidt, and M. C. M. Cheung (2012), How the inclination of Earth's orbit affects incoming solar irradiance, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L16104, doi:10.1029/2012GL052950

S.L. Bruinsma, N. Sánchez-Ortiz, E. Olmedo, N. Guijarro (2012), Evaluation of the DTM-2009 thermosphere model for benchmarking purposes, J. Space Weather Space Climate, 2, A04 DOI: 10.1051/swsc/2012005

Kretzschmar, M. , I.E. Dammasch, M. Dominique, J. Zender, G. Cessateur, and E. D’Huys, 2012, Extreme Ultraviolet Solar Irradiance during the rising phase of solar cycle 24 observed by PROBA2/LYRA, J. Space Weather Space Clim., 2, A14

Kretzschmar, M. , M. Dominique, I.E. Dammasch, 2013, Sun-as-a-star observation of flares in Lyman-a by the PROBA2/LYRA radiometer, Solar Physics, in press, DOI:10.1007/s11207-012-0175-6

Raulin, J-P., G. Trottet, M. Kretzschmar, E.L. Macotela, A. Pacini, F. Bertoni, I.E., 2013, Dammasch, X-ray and Lyman-α flare emissions associated with low ionospheric disturbances, Journal of Geophysical Research, accepted


Presentations at Conferences related to ATMOP activities

M. Menvielle, F. El-Lemdani Mazouz, C. Lathuillère and A. Chambodut, A statistical study of the longitude dependence of geomagnetic activity (invité), XXV UGGI General Assembly, Melbourne, Australie, 2011.

A. Aylward, T. Spain, C. Lathuillere and M. Menvielle, Modelling a higher Time Resolution Proxy for Geomagnetic Activity, 8th European Space Weather Week, Namur, Belgium, 2011.

S. Bruinsma, Upgrading the Semi-Empirical Drag Temperature Model (DTM) in the Framework of the FP7 Project ATMOP, 8th European Space Weather Week, Namur, Belgium, 2011.

L. Vieira, T. Dudok de Wit, and M. Kretzschmar, Real-Time Forecast of the Solar Spectral Irradiance based on SDO/HMI Solar Disk Magnetograms and Intensity Images, 8th European Space Weather Week, Namur, Belgium, 2011.

El-Lemdani Mazouz F., C. Lathuillère, M. Menvielle, S. Bruinsma, 2012a, A test of geomagnetic indices for a use in upper atmosphere density modelling, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Autria, April 2012.

Bruinsma S.L., Assessment of the semi-empirical Drag Temperature Model (DTM) in the framework of the FP7 project ATMOP, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2012.

A.D. Aylward, G.Millward, M.Harris and I. Mueller-Wodarg. ES0803 meeting on modeling of Space Weather in Spineto, Italy, June 2012. Alan Alyward used ATMOP work as an illustration of what modelling was accomplishing in a COST ES0803 workshop on atmospheric modelling at Spineto (Italy) in June 2012

Bruinsma S.L., The semi-empirical Drag Temperature Model DTM2012, COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Mysore, India, July 2012.

T. Dudok de Wit, S. Bruinsma, L. Vieira, A. Vuiets, A complete database of solar indices and proxies, 9th European Space Weather Week, Brussels, Belgium, 2012.

Thierry Dudok de Wit, Claus Fröhlich, New composite of the Total Solar Irradiance: a Bayesian approach, 9th European Space Weather Week, Brussels, Belgium, 2012.

Luis Vieira, Thierry Dudok de Wit, Aimée Norton, Matthieu Kretzschmar, Gavin Schmidt, Mark Cheung, First out-of-the-ecliptic reconstruction of the total solar irradiance, 9th European Space Weather Week, Brussels, Belgium, 2012.

Contribution from ATMOP to ESWW9-splinter: Atmospheric Effects, by Sean Bruinsma

Bruinsma S.L., The DTM2012 thermosphere model in the framework of the FP7 project ATMOP, 9th  Space Weather Week, Brussels, Belgique, Novembre 2012.

El-Lemdani Mazouz F., C. Lathuillère and M. Menvielle, Assessment of geomagnetic proxies characterizing Thermosphere Density Forcing during intense geomagnetic Storms, 9th Space Weather Week, Brussels, Belgique, Novembre 2012.

Edmund Henley, David Jackson, Alex Chartier, David Johnson, Design of a Thermosphere-Ionosphere Data Assimilation Scheme, AGU Fall meeting, December 2012


ATMOP project has received EC research funding (Grant Agreement Number 261948)

EC is not liable for any use of the information provided in the documents provided on the ATMOP project websites

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ATMOP splinter at ESWW10

During 10th European Space Weather Week, the ATMOP team will hold a splinter meeting to summarise the project objects and achievements.

We wait you all on Friday 22nd November, at 13:30, more information at

New DTM 2013 model released

Updated DTM model has been released and it is available through the ATMOP Web interface. You can now download the updated model or run it through the web site.

ATMOP at Fall AGU meeting

Two papers relateed to ATMOP activities have been acceepted for the fall AGU meeting: 

  • Synoptic radio observations as proxies for upper atmospheric modelling , by T. Dudok de Wit & S. Bruinsma & K. Shibasaki 
  • Making of solar irradiance composite records out of multiple observations (invited), by T. Dudok de Wit & M. Schoell 

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