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Measurements of ionospheric convection electric field by the SuperDARN Kerguelen HF radar
Entry ID: 312_0_IPEV_FR

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Abstract: The radial flux of charged particles from the sun called the solar wind is responsible of the existence of a cavity where the earth magnetic field is confined, the magnetosphere. Inside the magnetosphere, the dynamics of the ionised gas (plasma) results from the interaction of the solar wind with the magnetosphere at its outer boundary. Because magnetic field lines in plasma are highly conducting, ... View entire text
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Description: Description : Display data of all the SuperDARN radars
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -75.0   E: 110.0   W: 50.0
Min Altitude: 100 KM Max Altitude: 400 KM

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Vertical Resolution Range: > 1 km
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 second - < 1 minute
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DOPPLER RADAR Ancillary Description
Quality The data set has been in extensive use for over 15 years by many researchers and has resulted in multiple publications.
The data quality is ensured by the use of software tools common to all the international SuperDARN teams.
Access Constraints 1. Registration is required to access the data.
2. Please contact principal investigator of the radar for scientific publication purpose.
Use Constraints Please acknowledge data providers.
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Data Center
SuperDARN, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 240-228-8134
Email: Robin.Barnes at
Contact Address:
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
City: Laurel
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20723-6099
Country: USA
Distribution Media: ELECTRONIC MEDIA > Various Online Data Transfer method
Phone: 33 (0)2 38 25 79 83
Fax: 33 (0)2 38 63 12 34
Email: aurelie.marchaudon at
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement et de l'Espace
3A, Avenue de la Recherche Scientifique
City: Orléans Cedex2
Postal Code: 45071
Country: France
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R. A. Greenwald, W.A. Bristow, G. J. Sofko, C. Senior, J.-C. Cerisier, A. Szabo, SuperDARN radar imaging of dayside high-latitude convection under northward IMF : Toward resolving the distorted two-cell versus multi-cell controversy, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 19661-19674, 1995.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23