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Kauai MF radar

Contact Persons

  • Dennis Riggin

Web Sites


The Kauai, Hawaii MF radar is operated by Colorado Research Associates with initial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and current support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a Ground-Based Instrument for the TIMED satellite mission, which is part of the joint TIMED-CEDAR program of NASA and NSF.

Instrument/Model Description

The Kauai, Hawaii (22.0N, 159.3W; 2 m alt) 1.98 MHz MF radar has been in operation since 1990. On day 359 of 2001 at 89 km altitude, the apex magnetic coordinates were (22.6, -91.5) degrees. The magnetic inclination and declination angles were 38.6 deg and 10.1 deg. The magnetic local time at 0 Universal Time (UT) is about 1249 MLT. The solar local time (SLT) is UT minus 10 hours and 37 minutes (-159.3/15.=-10.620).

Summary Plots

Summary Plots for Kauai MF Radar can be found here


Last Updated Nov 13, 2007 by Patrick West