The World Ionosphere-Thermosphere Study



The World Ionosphere-Thermosphere Study (WITS) is an international interdisciplinary progam of research organized by the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP). WITS is a 3-year program that started July 1, 1987, and will continue until December 1989. Its aim is to increase substantially our understanding of the global dynamics of the ionosphere and thermosphere as a coupled system and also of the irregularities in the ionosphere. The study will include coupling with the magnetosphere and lower atmosphere.