Scintillating days in Svalbard

On September 8th 2017, a remarkable amount of energy coming from a solar flare hits the atmosphere causing severe fluctuations in the magnetic fields and increasing the ionization of the ionosphere. The NavSAS research group from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), observed interesting events from the Sousy Radar Station in Adventdalen, Longyearbyen (Svalbard). Thanks to the collaboration with INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy) and UiT (University of Tromso, Norway), highly unique data about ionospheric scintillations have been recorded by means of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) radio signals.