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SHIRE Imaging Riometer, Davis, Antarctica
Entry ID: Riometer_SHIRE

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Abstract: Mapping 38.2 MHz cosmic noise/particle precipitation in [2].7 x 7 beams 12.8 deg, ~200 x 200km at 90km altitude. A Southern Hemisphere Imaging Riometer Experiment. A joint project of the Australian Antactic Division, University of Maryland and the University of Newcastle.

A riometer is essentially a wide-angle radio telescope that is used for studying the aurora.

This work is included in the ongoing ASAC project 877 (ASAC_877).

These data are held on the Space and Atmospheric Sciences servers at the Australian Antarctic Division, and also on DVD at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.

See the readme file available for download at the url given below for more detailed information about this dataset.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -90.0   E: 160.0   W: 45.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-10-31
Quality Most data are of high quality. However some years have gaps and some bad data. These will be checked at the time of data request.

A detailed readme file is available for download from the URL given below. Please open this for more detailed quality information.
Access Constraints Data are accessible through the Australian Antarctic Division, via the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Permission must be obtained from the Chief investigator.

Data are stored on 8 single layer DVDs, and hence are too large to be downloaded online. Contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre for access to these data.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.

Please also contact the investigator when using these data.
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Originating Center
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: DVD
Distribution Size: 32 GB
Fees: free

Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 9 kb
Distribution Format: text
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3315
Fax: +61 3 6232 3496
Email: ray.morris at
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Detrick D.L., Rosenberg T.J., Terkildsen M.B., Fraser B.J. (1999) Expanding riometer investigations: New imaging riometers at McMurdo, Halley Bay and Davis stations Antarctic Journal USA to appear.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24