Ionospheric Doppler Radars from the CEDAR Data Base at NCAR/HAO
Entry ID: CEDAR_IDR

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Summary
Abstract: The Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Data Base
at NCAR/HAO holds data collected from HF ionospheric doppler radars. The HF
radars are organized into a community called SuperDARN. Eleven of these radars
have data in the CEDAR Data Base. The basic parameters are the line-of-sight
plasma irregularity velocity and velocity spread. Most of the HF radar data
can be obtained from the contacts for each of the HF radars:

1. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Halley, Antarctica (75.5S,
26.6W). The CEDAR Data Base contains data from 6 campaigns between
1990 and 1995. The station has been in operation since 1988. The
contact person is Michael Pinnock. The Halley HF radar is jointly
supported by the British Antarctic Survey and the NSF Division of
Polar Programs.

2. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Syowa, Antarctica (69.02S,
39.56E). The CEDAR Data Base contains data from one campaign in 1995.
The station has been in operation since 1995. The contact person is
Natsuo Sato. The Syowa HF radar station is operated by the National
Institute of Polar Research in Japan.

3. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Kapuskasing, Canada (49.39N,
82.32W). Data from 15 campaigns since 1993 are in the CEDAR Data
Base. The station has been in operation since 1993. The contact
person is Michael Ruohoniemi. The station at Kapuskasing is operated
by the Applied Physics Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins University with
support from NASA and the NSF.

4. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Saskatoon, Canada (52.16N,
106.53W). Data from 15 campaigns since 1993 are in the CEDAR Data
Base. The station has been in operation since 1993. The contact person
is George Sofko. The Saskatoon HF radar is operated by the University
of Saskathewan with support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada.

5. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Goose Bay, Canada (53.32N,
60.46W). Data for 25 campaigns since 1988 are in the CEDAR Data
Base. The contact person is Michael Ruohoniemi. The Goose Bay HF
radar is operated by the Applied Physics Laboratory of The Johns
Hopkins University with support from the NSF.

6. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Hankasalmi, Finland (62.32N,
26.61E). Data for 7 campaigns since 1995 are in the CEDAR Data
Base. The station has been in operation since 1995. The contact
person is Mark Lester. The radar is operated by the Radio and Space
Plasma Physics Group at the University of Leicester with support from
the Particle Physics and Astronomy Council and the Finnish
Meteorological Institute and the Swedish Meteorological Institute.

7. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Stokkseyri, Iceland (63.86N,
22.02W). Data for 11 campaigns since 1995 are in the CEDAR Data Base.
The station has been in operation since 1994. The contact person is
Jean-Paul Villain. The Stokkseyri HF radar is operated by CNRS/LPCE
and CNRS/CETP with support from the Institut National des Sciences de
l'Univers.

8. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Pykkvibaer, Iceland (63.86N,
19.20E). Data for 6 campaigns since 1996 are in the CEDAR Data
Base. The station has been in operation since 1996. The contact
person is Mark Lester. The HF radar station is operated by the Radio
and Space Plasma Physics Group at the University of Leicester with
support from the Particle Physics and Astronomy Council and support
from the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Swedish
Meteorological Institute.

9. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Kerguelen Island (49.35S, 70.28E; 58.9
magS), operated by CNRS, France since July 2000. The radar is southward
scanning and Syowa-East HF radar data are the most direct for 2-D merging of
the Kerguelen velocity data. Data for one campaign in 2000 are currently in the
CEDAR Database. Kerguelen summary plots are available via ftp at
ftp://canopus.cnrs-orleans.fr/pub/KER/SMR-PS/.

10. HF data from the SuperDARN station at the South African National Antarctic
Expedition (SANAE) site in Antarctica (71.68S, 2.85W; 62.0 magS). SANAE is run
by the University of Natal and the Potchefstroom University for Christelike
Hoer Onderwys (PUCHE) and has been in operation since 1997. SANAE is westward
scanning and Halley is the other HF radar for the most direct 2-D merging of
SANAE velocity data. The Database contains data from 1 campaign in May 1999.

11. HF data from the SuperDARN station at Syowa-East, Antarctica (69.02S,
39.56E; 64.9 magS), operated by the National Institute of Polar Research in
Japan since 1997. The radar is eastward scanning and Kerguelen HF radar data
are the most direct for 2-D merging of the Syowa-East velocity data. Data for
one campaign in 1999 are currently in the CEDAR Database. The Syowa SuperDARN
website is at http://www.uap.nipr.ac.jp/SD/.

The SuperDARN site is: http://sd-www.jhuapl.edu/RADAR

The CEDAR Data Base is accessible through the WWW and ftp, but users
must have a valid access form, available from the WWW or ftp (see
Access and Use constraints) or contact Barbara Emery
(emery@hao.ucar.edu). See the WWW site for additonal information on
accessing the data and Rules of the Road procedures.

http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/catalog/Rules.html

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: CEDAR Data Base Catalogue


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to the SuperDARN site data and documentation.


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
CEDAR_NCAR_HAO


Geographic Coverage
 N: -75.0 S: -76.0  E: -26.0  W: -27.0
 N: -69.0 S: -69.0  E: 40.0  W: 40.0
 N: 50.0 S: 49.0  E: -82.0  W: -83.0
 N: 53.0 S: 52.0  E: -106.0  W: -107.0
 N: 54.0 S: 53.0  E: -60.0  W: -61.0
 N: 63.0 S: 62.0  E: 27.0  W: 26.0
 N: 64.0 S: 63.0  E: -22.0  W: -22.0
 N: 64.0 S: 63.0  E: 20.0  W: 19.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CEDAR
Dataset Title: Ionospheric Doppler Radars
Dataset Series Name: CEDAR Data Base
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NCAR/HAO
Online Resource: http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/catalog/cat.toctext.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > FINLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > ICELAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
VERTICAL LOCATION > IONOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > THERMOSPHERE


Science Keywords
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >AURORAE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ELECTRON FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ION FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE SPEED    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >ELECTRIC FIELDS/ELECTRIC CURRENTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
DOPPLER RADAR    [Information]
RADAR >Radio Detection and Ranging    [Information]


Project
CEDAR >Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
SUPERDARN >Super Dual Auroral Network    [Information]


Quality
Varies. Refer to individual contacts for information.


Access Constraints
Data are accessible via CEDAR WWW site, ftp and/or from individual
CEDAR investigators.

Access to the CEDAR Data Base requires submission of an access form
available from:
http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/catalog/accreq.html


Use Constraints
Use of CEDAR data must follow established Rules of the Road:
http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/catalog/Rules.html

Acknowledgement of the instruments and of the CEDAR Data Base is required.


Keywords
CEDAR
DOPPLER RADARS
HF
ION VELOCITY
NCAR
PLASMA VELOCITY
SUPERDARN
VELOCITY SPREAD


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NCAR/HAO


Data Center
Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, UCAR    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BARBARA EMERY
Phone: (303) 497-1596
Fax: (303) 497-1589
Email: emery at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
High Altitude Observatory
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ftp, WWW
Distribution_Size: varies
Distribution_Format: varies
Fees: None, may depend on cost of reproduction


Personnel
MARK LESTER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (44) 0116-252-3580
Fax: (44) 0116-252-3555
Email: mle at ion.le.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Radio and Space Plasma Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Leicester
City: Leicester
Postal Code: LE1 7RH
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


MICHAEL PINNOCK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (44) 223-251534
Fax: (44) 223-62616
Email: mpi at pcmail.nerc-bas.ac.uk
Contact Address:
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross
Madingley Road
City: Cambridge
Postal Code: CB3 0ET
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


MICHAEL RUOHONIEMI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-953-5000x4572
Fax: 301-953-1093
Email: ruohoniemi at jhuapl.edu
Contact Address:
Applied Physics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Road
City: Laurel
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20723-6099
Country: USA


NATSUO SATO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +81-42-512-0602
Email: nsato at nipr.ac.jp
Contact Address:
10-3, Midori-cho
City: Tachikawa-shi
Province or State: Tokyo
Postal Code: 190-8518
Country: Japan


GEORGE SOFKO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 306-966-6444
Fax: 306-966-6400
Email: sofko at skias.usask.ca
Contact Address:
Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies
University of Saskatchewan
City: Saskatoon
Province or State: Saskatchewan
Postal Code: S7N 0W0
Country: CANADA


JEAN-PAUL VILLAIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (33) 38-515-28
Fax: (33) 38-631-234
Email: jvillain at cnrs-orleans.fr
Contact Address:
LPCE/CNR
3A Avenue de la Recherch
Province or State: Orleans Cedex 2
Postal Code: 45071
Country: FRANCE


Publications/References
Emery, B.A. and Barnes, R. M. 1998. CEDAR Data Base
Catalogue. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder,
CO.
http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/catalog/cat.toctext.html

Greenwald, R. A., K. B. Baker, R. A. Hutchins, and C. Hanuise, An HF
phased-array radar for studying small-scale structure in the
high-latitude ionosphere, Radio Sci., 20, 63-79, 1985.

Greenwald, R. A. et al., DARN/SUPERDARN, a global view of the dynamics
of high-latitude convecton, Space Science Reviews, 71, 761-796, 1995.

Ruohoniemi, J. M., R. A. Greenwald, K. B. Baker, and J. P. Villain,
Drift motions of small-scale irregularities in the high-latitude F
region: An experimental comparison with plasma drift motions,
J. Geophys. Res., 92, 4553-4564, 1987.

See also:
http://superdarn.jhuapl.edu/pub/index.html

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-07-28

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