Whitepaper #286 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; user-need-driven basic space weather research; state of […]
We discuss the potential science investigations at mid-latitudes enabled by a modern, space-weather-grade, ground-based Radio-Frequency network of scintillation receivers including GNSS, Beacon receivers, coherent radars, and leveraging radio astronomy infrastructure. We review the current state of knowledge and propose a plan for infrastructure that will enable novel scientific investigations.