AFI 01/08 - Imaging the plasmasphere from Antarctica - VLF Doppler (Doppler Radio Receiver) at Rothera 2001-2002
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00284

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Summary
Abstract: New instrumentation was deployed in the Antarctic Peninsula region to monitor conditions occurring in the region of near-space surrounding the Earth. The opportunity was taken to link into a NASA satellite mission occurring at the same time and with similar goals - to study the dynamics of the Earth-Sun system at a location where the two systems are finely balanced. The experiments have been used to interpret the changes in plasma composition at the same point in space due to solar weather events. A refurbished VLF Doppler receiver was installed at Rothera to measure plasmaspheric electron concentration. The electron number density was determined from analysis of the 15 minute integration providing group delay times, Doppler shift and arrival bearing of whistler-mode signals, of man-made transmissions, from MSK format transmitters from north east America. If you would like more information about the VLF Doppler receiver data that is still being routinely collected a
t Rothera please contact the Antarctic Environmental Data Centre (&AEDC&) at the British Antarctic Survey.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -67.5675 S: -67.5675  E: -68.1297  W: -68.1297

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-12-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Rothera
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >TOTAL ELECTRON CONTENT    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >ELECTRIC FIELDS/ELECTRIC CURRENTS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >MAGNETIC STORMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Instrument
VLF RECEIVERS    [Information]


Access Constraints
This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy


Keywords
GEOMAGNETIC CONDITIONS
HELIUM CONTENT
ION CONCENTRATIONS
MAGNETIC FIELD LINES
PLASMASPHERIC ELECTRON CONCENTRATION
PLASMASPHERIC MASS LOADING


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
BAS/AEDC/PSD


Data Center
Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarctica.ac.uk//about_bas/our_organisation/eid/pdc/ind...
Dataset ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00284

Data Center Personnel
Name: HELEN CAMPBELL
Contact Address:
Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online FTP
Distribution_Size: 24Gb
Fees: See Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Data Policy


Personnel
AEDC BAS DATA MANAGER
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221594
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 221312
Fax: +44 (0)1223 362616
Email: aedc at bas.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Antarctic Environmental Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
City: Cambridge
Province or State: Cambridgeshire
Postal Code: CB3 0ET
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


MARK A CLILVERD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
British Antarctic Survey


Publications/References
Grew R. S., Menk F. W., Clilverd M. A., & Sandel B. R. 2007. Mass and electron densities in the inner magnetosphere during a prolonged disturbed interval. Geophysical Research Letters. 34, L02108. doi:10.1029/2006GL028254

Menk, F. W., Clilverd, M. A., Yearby, K. H., Milinevski, G., Thomson, N. R., Rose, M. C. 2006. ULF Doppler oscillations of L=2.5 flux tubes, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 111 (A7)

Clilverd, M.A., Menk, F.W., Milinevski, G., Sandel, B.R., Goldstein, J., Reinisch, B.W., Wilford, C.R., Rose, M.C., Thomson, N.R., Yearby, K.H., Bailey, G.J., Mann, I.R., Carpenter, D.L. 2003. In situ and ground-based intercalibration measurements of plasma density at L=2.5, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 108 (A10), art. no. 1365

Dent, Z.C., Mann, I.R., Menk, F.W., Goldstein, J., Wilford, C.R., Clilverd, M.A., Ozeke, L.G. 2003. A coordinated ground-based and IMAGE satellite study of quiet-time plasmaspheric density profiles, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 30 (12), art. no. 1600

Clilverd, M. A., Rose M. C., & Menk, F. W. 2003. Multi-Technique Measurements of the Near-Earth Space Environment. Antarctic Funding Initiative, Second Workshop, New Hall, Cambridge, 2-3 October 2003.

Clilverd, M. A., Rose, M. C., Menk, F. W., Milinevski, G., Sandel, B. R., Goldstein, J., Mann, I. R., Thomson, N.R., Yearby K.H. & Carpenter, D. L. 2002. Multi-Technique Measurements of Ion and Electron Number Density at L=2.5. Antarctic Funding Initiative, First Workshop, New Hall, Cambridge, 24 Sep 2002

Clilverd M. A., Rodger C. J., Thomson N. R., & Yearby K. H. 2001. Investigating the possible association between thunderclouds and plasmaspheric ducts. Journal of Geophysical Research. 106, No. A12, 29,771-29,781.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-10-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-27

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