Whitepaper #030 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research; infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: ground-based missions/projects; research tools and infrastructure; other programmatic; […]
Understanding the effects of multiple scales in the dynamics of the mesosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere (MIT) regions and their interactions remains a key challenge in geospace science. This white paper makes the case for building new and maintaining existing networks of homogeneous instruments in order to sample various scale sizes across large distances.