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Auroral Observations
Entry ID: Auroral_Observations

Abstract: Observation of auroral displays at the Italian Antarctica Station Mario Zucchelli located at Terra Nova Bay to investigate the physical processes responsible for magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling and energy relaxation.
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-03
Stop Date: 2000-05-05

Start Date: 2001-03-20
Stop Date: 2001-04-12
Quality Spectral images are acquired by an electronic All-Sky-Camera system based on a
512x512 high sensitivity CCD and a 16 bit A/D conversion. The optical equipment
was specifically developed for auroral observations in terms of optical
transparency, resolution and FoV. Images can be corrected for relative
transparency of optical system.
Use Constraints To acknowledge the ENEA/CNR project for Auroral observations at Terra Nova Bay
funded and supported by the Italian National Programme for Antarctica Research
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Data Center
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente, Centro Di Frascati, Italy Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +39-06-9400-5241
Fax: +39-06-9400-5400
Email: morici at
Contact Address:
via Enrico Fermi, 45
City: Frascati (RM)
Postal Code: 00044
Country: Italy
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Distribution Media: CDROM
Distribution Format: Raw
Fees: No cost but data acknowledgement is required.
P.E. Balsamo, M. Candidi, G. Consolini, L. Morici (2001), Characterization of All-Sky Camera Systems Installed at Baia Terra Nova, Antarctica, IFSI-CNR Internal Report 2001, 20

P.E. Balsamo, M. Candidi, G. Consolini, L. Morici (2001), Photometric Sensitivity and Optial Distorsion Correction in All-Sky Camera Lens Systems, IFSI-CNR Internal Report 2001, 21
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-09-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05