The EISCAT radars enable us to obtain plasma parameters such as electron density and ion/electron temperatures between about 90 and 1000 km altitude above Northern Scandinavia and Svalbard. Subjects of research are Ionosphere-neutral atmosphere coupling, Magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling, and solar wind acceleration, etc. EISCAT observations are divided into Common Program (CP) and Special Program (SP).
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
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