TNA to EISCAT Node

Description of the infrastructure

EISCAT Scientific Association (EISCAT) conducts upper atmosphere radar measurements, providing data for the research community.
The incoherent scatter radar system (ISR) is distributed on four sites in northern Scandinavia/Svalbard, with the addition of a heating facility and a dynasonde in Tromsø. A next-generation radar system EISCAT_3D is under development and construction.

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Credit: NIPR, JP

    

Operating Sites:

  • Tromsø
    • VHF transmitter/receiver 224 MHz
    • UHF transmitter/receiver 929 MHz
    • Dynasonde
    • HF High power transmitter/receiver 4-8 MHz
  • Longyearbyen
    • ESR double transmitter/receiver 500 MHz
  • Kiruna & Sodankylä
    • VHF receivers

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 The Longyearbyen/Svalbard ESR antennas
         
Products

Physical parameters:

ISR: Profiles of electron density, electron and ion temperature, ion drift velocity, ion composition, etc.

Dynasonde: Critical frequencies, electron density profiles, drift vector fields, angle of arrival, etc.

   

Aurora:

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Oyama et al. 2017, doi:10.1002/2016JA023484

      

Polar mesospheric summer echoes (PMSE) and induced E-layers:

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Polar cap dynamics:

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Areas of access

EISCAT node is open to experiment proposals in the following fields:

  • Polar cap dynamics
  • Ionospheric phenomena such as aurora, polar mesospheric clouds and summer echoes (PMC and PMSE), sporadic E-layers and naturally enhanced ion-acoustic lines (NEIAL)
  • ISR/HF experiments
  • Magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere coupling
  • Auroral electrodynamics statistical models
  • Space environment-atmosphere coupling at the statistical southern edges of the polar vortex and the auroral oval
  • Meteoroids, dust particles and near-Earth objects detection experiments
  • Ionospheric 3D imaging

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Info

TNA to EISCAT Node info (downloadable pdf file)

Contact persons: Dr Anders Tjulin (anders.tjulin@eiscat.se), Dr Ingemar Häggström (ingemar.haggstrom@eiscat.se)