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Large- and Small-scale Dynamics and Meteor Studies in the MLT with a New-generation Meteor Radar on King George Island

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Title: Large- and Small-scale Dynamics and Meteor Studies in the MLT with a New-generation Meteor Radar on King George Island
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The project will employ a sophisticated meteor radar at the Brazilian Antarctic station Comandante Ferraz on King George Island for a number of synergetic research efforts of high interest to the international aeronomical community. The location of the radar will be at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula - at a critical southern latitude of 62 degrees - to fill a current measurement gap from 54 to 68 degrees south. The radar will play a key role in Antarctic and inter-hemispheric studies of neutral atmosphere dynamics, defining global mesosphere and lower thermosphere structure and variability (from 80 to 105 km) and guiding advances of models accounting for the dynamics of this high-altitude region, including general circulation models, and climate and numerical weather prediction models. The unique radar measurement sensitivity will enable studies of: (1) the large-scale circulation and planetary waves, (2) the tidal structure and variability, (3) the momentum transport by small-scale gravity waves, (4) important, but unquantified, gravity wave - tidal interactions, (5) polar mesosphere summer echoes, and (6) meteor fluxes, head echoes, and non-specular trails, a number of which exhibit high latitudinal gradients at these latitudes. This radar will support extensive collaborations with U.S. and other scientists making measurements at other Antarctic and Arctic conjugate sites, including Brazilian scientists at C. Ferraz and U.S. and international colleagues having other instrumentation in the Antarctic, Arctic, and within South America. Links to the University of Colorado in the U.S., Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) in Brazil and Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina will provide unique research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the U.S. and South America.
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Beginning_Date: 20090815
Ending_Date: 20130731
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -63.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -53.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -59.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
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Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > MESOSPHERE
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DAVID FRITTS
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DIEGO JANCHES
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NorthWest Research Associates, Inc.
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80301
Country: US
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Address: NorthWest Research Associates, Inc.
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80301
Country: US
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dave@cora.nwra.com
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USAP/DCC > United States Antarctic Program Data Center
Contact_Person: ROBERT A. ARKO
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Address: 61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@usap-data.org
Resource_Description: NSF-ANT08-39084
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardN...
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NSF Award Abstract #0839084
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110815
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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