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1230 - CCF - Christchurch New Zealand MF Radar
Instrument Type: Instrument > Radar > MiddleAtmosphereRadar > MFRadar
Observatory: None
Observation Site: CCF - Christchurch New Zealand MF Radar
Operating Mode:

Instrument Page: CCF

The Christchurch MF radar (43.83 S, 172.68 E) in New Zealand is operated by the Physics Department of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. It uses the partial-reflection, spaced antenna method (Fraser, 1984) and has contributed to mean wind and tidal studies (Fraser, 1968; Fraser 1989; Fraser et al 1989; Manson et al., 1989, 1990, 1991). The mean solar local time (SLT) is about 11 hours and 31 minutes ahead of Universal Time (UT) (i.e., 172.68 E / 15 deg/hr = 11.51 hours = 11 hrs 31 min). The phases are in SLT.