Ionospheric dynamics in the polar cap
Entry ID: ASAC_949

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Summary
Abstract: The aim is to measure structure and drift in polar-cap ionospheric layers in order to test current theories and models, identify unexplained behaviour and develop theoretical explanations. The polar cap ionosphere is affected significantly by conditions in the solar wind, so it is important to understand this outer region of our environment, not just to extend our knowledge, but to improve space weather predictions. Specific outcomes will include advances in understanding and predicting the behaviour of the polar cap ionosphere, development of new ionospheric radar techniques, improved models of the polar cap electric field and training of postgraduate students.

This project is also related to ASAC project 128 (ASAC_128).
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Description: Link to the Ionospheric datasets at the IPS World Data Centre
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -63.0   S: -70.0   E: 120.0   W: 100.0
Min Altitude: 90 KM Max Altitude: 800 KM

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-02-07
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 5 km
Access Constraints The data from this project are lodged with the IPS World Data Centre. The data are also held by the Space and Atmospheric Sciences section of the Australian Antarctic Division. Contact the investigator for details as specific software is required to view the data, and to access these data.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
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Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3315
Fax: +61 3 6232 3496
Email: ray.morris at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Parkinson, M.L., Monselessan, D.P., Smith, P.R., Dyson, P.L. and Morris, R.J. (1997) Digital ionosonde measurements of the height variation of drift velocity in the southern polar cap ionosphere: initial results. Journal of Geophysical Research 102(A11) . 24,075-090

Smith, P.R., Dyson, P.L., Monselesan, D.P. and Morris, R.J. (1998) Ionospheric convection at Casey, a southern polar cap ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10
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