Whitepaper #376 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: space weather research/operations/research loop; space weather […]
Accurate space weather forecasts must include measurements of the temporal and spatial evolution of the ionosphere and thermosphere system. A constellation of UV airglow profilers can create continuous, routine, 3D space weather maps to inform scientific and operational interests. New investment to develop these compact remote sensors will lead to a next-generation space weather mapping network.