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Investigations of Space Weather and the Mesosphere using the TIGER Radar
Entry ID: ASAC_1246

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Abstract: The Tasman International Geospace Environment Radar (TIGER) is an over-the-horizon radar that locates ionospheric structures in the region between Tasmania and Antarctica, measuring their velocities. Compared with other similar (SuperDARN) radars, TIGER is uniquely sited to detect phenomena occurring in the region equatorward of the normal auroral oval. This project exploits this advantage to ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -42.0   S: -55.0   E: 160.0   W: 110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dyson, P.L., Wilkinson, P.J., Parkinson, M. and Wang, K.
Dataset Title: Investigations of Space Weather and the Mesosphere using the TIGER Radar
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2000-08-11
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-11-01
Stop Date: 2010-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Difficulties affecting project:
Difficulties have been experienced with the satellite link used to operate the radar and to transfer data from Bruny Island to La Trobe. Some of these problems related to failure of components in the ... View entire text
Access Constraints Data are available on request to IPS (Kehe Wang), and will be made available via an FTP server.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: FTP
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 9479 2735
Fax: +61 3 9479 1552
Email: p.dyson at
Contact Address:
Latrobe University
Physics Department
City: Bundoora
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3083
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23