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1210 - SBF - Scott Base Antarctica MF Radar
Instrument Type: Instrument > Radar > MiddleAtmosphereRadar > MFRadar
Observatory: None
Observation Site: SBF - Scott Base Antarctica MF Radar
Operating Mode:

Instrument Page: SBF

The Scott Base MF radar (78 S, 167 E) in Antarctica is operated by the Physics Department of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. It uses the partial-reflection, spaced antenna method (Fraser, 1984b) and has contributed to mean wind and tidal studies (Avery et al, 1989; Fraser 1984a, 1989; Fraser et al 1989; Manson et al., 1989, 1990, 1991). The mean solar local time (SLT) is about 11 hours and 8 minutes ahead of Universal Time (UT) (i.e., 167 E / 15 deg/hr = 11.13 hours = 11 hrs 8 min). The phases are in SLT.