Whitepaper #306 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; basic research. Additional topics: space weather research/applications/operations pipeline; ground-based missions/projects; user-need-driven […]
Ionospheric conductance plays a key role in determining how the magnetospheric energy input is dissipated across the Ionosphere-Thermosphere system. In this paper, we detail how the magnetospheric particle precipitation affects the vertical structure of the ionospheric conductivity and provide recommendations to improve its modelling.