Secrets of the ionosphere began to be revealed 60 years ago in Peru

The Jicamarca Radio Observatory (ROJ) located near Lima has, for over 60 years, been considered one of the most important complexes in the world for the study of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The secrets of the ionosphere, the upper layer of the Earth's atmosphere charged with ions and radio waves, began to be revealed 60 years ago from the Jicamarca Radio Observatory (ROJ), built in the Andean foothills of Lima, the capital of Peru.

These observations were recorded on April 22, 27, and 28, 1961, and, in addition to representing a great advance for science, placed Peru "as a pioneer country" in this type of studies, as highlighted by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

The scientific breakthrough was made by the American Kenneth Bowles (1929-2018 . . .

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