Use Cases

ESPAS will work around indicative scientific problems , which will help us shape up the ESPAS infrastructure. These will  demonstrate the advances that ESPAS will bring to the near-Earth space study and modelling through the homogenised to the diverse set of observations.  The scientific advances resulting from these studies will lead to the development of validated scientific models and consequently to reliable predictions and related products and value-added services that will meet the need of several operators, decision makers, system developers, etc.

We have defined several “use cases” to express "who" can do "what" with the ESPAS system. Through these scenarios we will explore the required behaviour of ESPAS and will test the system's behaviour as it responds to a request that originates from outside of that system.  


Use Case 0: Homogenised access to the main ESPAS data repositories

Use Case 0: Homogenised access to the main ESPAS data repositories

Use Case 1. Tools for the validation of models

Use Case 1: Tools for the validation of models

Use Case 2. Improved services for ionospheric-plasmaspheric specification and forecasting

Use case 2a: Mapping of ionospheric characteristics

Use case 2b: Slab thickness as ionospheric activity proxy

Use Case 2c: ULF waves and TEC

Use Case 2d: Determine the border of the ionospheric large scales structures

Use Case 2e: Effects of small-scale plasma structures on the large-scale atmosphere energy budget

Use Case 2f: Improvements to ionospheric nowcasting and forecasting services at middle latitudes

Use Case 2g: Magnetic signatures of ionospheric/magnetospheric currents

Use Case 3. Development of a 3D EDD model up to GNSS heights

Use case 3a: Electron Density Assimilative Model

Use case 3b: Maps of electron density, TEC, partial TEC

Use case 3c: Plasmasphere Kinetic Model

Use Case 4. Coupling models

Use case 4a: Energetic particle dataset

Use case 4b: Validation of physical model data assimilation system

Use Case 4c: Conjugate effects

Use case 4d: Validation of neutral atmosphere parameters derived from ISR data

Use case 4e: Validation of thermospheric parameters from the CMAT2 global circulation model

Use case 4f: Upgrading global 3D general circulation models