Space and Upper Atmosphere Physics, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland

Data Center Description
The Space and Upper Atmosphere Physics Group (UAP) within the Institute for
Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland conduct projects
in a group to examine natural phenomena occurring in the Earth's atmosphere,
ionosphere, and magnetosphere. The broad focus of this research is directed
toward improved understanding of the mechanisms, which couple solar processes
into the terrestrial environment. These include investigations of phenomena
associated with short-term environmental effects (auroras, induced electrical
currents, radio wave communications interference, space weather), as well as
those associated with longer-term effects (changes in the ozone layer,
atmospheric composition studies, stratospheric winds, weather, climate). The
Upper Atmospheric Physics group operates or co-operates both imaging and broad
beam Rio meters at many locations worldwide. We also operate the data
acquisition system at South Pole Station and McMurdo Station, Antarctica that
collects VLF, magnetometer, search coil, photometer and Rio meter data.


[Summary provided by the University of Maryland.]

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