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Ascension Island Meteor Radar


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The Ascension Island meteor radar is operated by the University of Bath, UK with support from The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council of the UK. It contributes data as part of the joint TIMED-CEDAR program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Instrument/Model Description

The Ascension Island (7.96 S, 14.38 W; alt 170 m) 43.50 MHz meteor radar has been in operation since August 1999. On day 359 of 2001 at 89 km altitude, the apex magnetic coordinates were (-19.6, 55.0) degrees. The magnetic inclination and declination angles were -39.3 deg and -16.8 deg. The magnetic local time at 0 Universal Time (UT) is about 2235 MLT. The solar local time (SLT) is UT minus 58 minutes (14.38/15=0.959).

Summary Plots

Summary plots for Ascension Island Meteor Radar can be found here


Last Updated Nov 13, 2007 by Patrick West