Kerguelen SuperDARN RadarEntry ID: Kerguelen_SuperDARN_Radar
Abstract: The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) has been developed in the last 10 years for the study of the high latitude ionosphere in the framework of Solar-Terrestrial Relations and of the investigation of the near Earth environment. SuperDARN consists of two longitudinal chains, in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, comprising respectively of 9 and 6 HF coherent radars. One of the radars in the Southern chain was installed at the end of 1999 as a result of a IFRTP-PNRA collaboration in the French island of Kerguelen in order to complete as much as possible the coverage of the ionospheric auroral and polar cap regions. The radar has operated since then normally and has undergone regular maintenance.
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Start Date: 2000-06-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality The SuperDARN radars measure the ACF’s of the backscattered radar signals every 2 min for 16 azimuthal beams and 75 range gates. From each ACF an “ad hoc” software extracts a number of physical parameters, i,e, mainly V (convection line of sight speed), reflected power, spectral width of ACF’s.
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Phone: +39 06 4993 4378
Email: ermanno.amata at ifsi-roma.inaf.it
Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100
Postal Code: 00133
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-06-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-06-25