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International LPMR Worskhop and EISCAT Symposium   Sundbyholm Castle  Meteorological
        Institute, Stockholm University               EISCAT Scientific Association             Swedish Institute of Space Physics                                                

20th International EISCAT Symposium 2022


15th International Workshop

on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region

  The Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) Workshop is traditionally held biannually to advance our understanding of ice and dust layers and related phenomena in the Earth's mesosphere and lower thermosphere. The International EISCAT Symposium, formerly the EISCAT workshop, has, over the years, become a major conference on incoherent scatter radar as well as on atmospheric and ionospheric science explored by this measurement method. The 20th symposium is jointly with the 15th LPMR Workshop.

A central aim of this combined meeting is to bring the EISCAT and LPMR communities together to explore joint scientific interests, observational techniques and model approaches. The meeting will comprise both joint sessions and separate EISCAT and LPMR sessions.

The meeting is taking place on August 15-19, 2022.

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The venue is the Sundbyholm castle near the town of Eskilstuna in central Sweden. The castle including its park and modern conference accommodation is located on headland into the lake of Mälaren. Wikipedia pages on Sundbyholm are in Swedish and German. The commercial conference facilities are advertised here. Nearby is also a camping and a marina.

Public transport between Eskilstuna and Stockholm or its airport Arlanda is available by train and bus, and it takes about 2 to 2.5 hours.

More on logistics, maps, time tables has been collected into this pdf file.


Scientific Programme and Abstract Submission

The scientific programme is here, please see also the "book of abstracts".

Some of presentation slides and posters are public and available:


Gumbel, Introduction

Overview Lectures

Randall (invited), Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region

Novel Facilities, Models and Analysis Methods

Varney et al. (invited), US Community Efforts for Future ISR Science

Hatch et al., Generation of a synthetic EISCAT_3D dataset

Virtanen et al., F1 region ion composition fits and auroral electron precipitation energy spectra fits with ion chemistry modeling

Reidy et al., Preliminary analysis of low altitude electron density measurements from EISCAT: a focus on data handling and occurrence

Häggström et al., PITHIA-NRF offer access to European upper atmosphere research facilities

Observation Systems Connecting EISCAT and LPMR

Narayanan et al., Overview of gravity waves in coexisting neutral and plasma fluids of the upper atmosphere

Variability and Trends in the Mesosphere

DeLand (invited), 43 Years of SBUV PMC Data: Trends, Solar Effects, and More

Thomas et al., Noctilucent Cloud Enhancements from Volcanic Eruptions: A test of the Krakatoa Hypothesis from the Hunga TongaHunga Ha'apai Volcano

A. Kero, Sensitivity of middle-atmospheric chemistry to energetic particle precipitation

Observing Dynamics in Mesospheric Layers

Hartisch et al., Observations of kilometer-scale instabilities using PMSE as tracers: A case study of varicose mode events

Harvey et al., CIPS observations of gravity waves at the edge of the polar vortices

Ramachandran et al., Investigation of Kilometre-Scale Instabilities using Airglow Imagers and Numerical Simulations: A Case Study of a Dissipating Bore

DeLand, Improved PMC Detection from OMPS Limb Profiler Measurements

Mesospheric Composition and Energy Transfer Processes

Grygalashvyly et al., The revised method for retrieving daytime distributions of atomic oxygen and odd‑hydrogens in the mesopause region: The evaluation of the importance of the reaction H + O3 → O2 + OH in the ozone balance

Kalogerakis et al., Studies of the OH Meinel and CO2 4.3-μm Emissions in Planetary Atmospheres

Meteoric Studies

Hervig et al. (invited), Long-term observations of meteoric influx from SOFIE, Wind, and Ulysses

Feng et al., The self-consistent global atmosphere model of meteoric metals in Community Earth System Model (CESM2-metals)

Kastinen et al., EISCAT 3D Science Outlook for Small Bodies in Geospace: 2 – Meteoroids, NEOs and Space debris


Latteck et al. (invited), More then two decades of long-term observations of polar mesospheric echoes at 69°N

Strelnikov et al., New results from rocket-borne measurements inside the polar mesosphere winter echoes

Kozlovsky, Signatures of Pulsating Aurora in the Polar Mesosphere Summer Echoes

Auroral Electrodynamics and Joule Heating

Zettergren et al. (invited), Modeling the High-latitude Ionosphere
Using Local-scale Simulations Driven with Incoherent Scatter Radar

Wang et al., Ionospheric conductances due to electron and ion precipitations: A comparison between EISCAT and DMSP estimates

Fukizawa et al., Reconstruction of precipitating electrons and threedimensional structure of a pulsating auroral patch from monochromatic auroral images obtained from multiple observation points

Dayton-Oxland et al., Looking for signs of EMIC acceleration in proton aurora

Buchert, Joule Heating and the Atmospheric Dynamo

End of public presentation slides and posters

Abstract submission is now closed.

The science committee:

Scott Bailey, Gerd Baumgarten, Patrick Espy, Jörg Gumbel, Jonas Hedin, Linda Megner (LPMR)

Anita Aikio, Lisa Baddely, Johan Kero, Mykola Ivchenko, Stephan Buchert

Accommodation and Registration

Most participants will lodge at the Sundbyholm conference facility, and the fee covers accommodation (from Sunday afternoon until Friday morning), meals and  the conference. We have offered a limited reduced fee for students, with lodging in shared bed rooms. The different options are summarized here.

Registration has been closed, and booked hotel rooms are final. Registration and booking of accommodation might still be possible upon contacting us, but we cannot guarantee availability.

Please send any comments and suggestions that you might have to Stephan Buchert, IRF, or Jörg Gumbel, Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University.

Radar School

  The radar school in Uppsala orginally planned for 8-12 August has to be postboned to a yet undeterminded later time  Further information to come. The preliminary fee is 0 kr, excl. travel and accommodation. Please send any inquiries to Thomas Ulich, SGO or Stephan Buchert, IRF

This announcement was last updated on September 23, 2022.