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95 - ESR - Svalbard I.S. Radar
Instrument Type: Instrument > Radar > IncoherentScatterRadar
Observatory: None
Observation Site: ESR - Svalbard I.S. Radar
Operating Mode:

Instrument Page: ESR

The EISCAT (European Incoherent SCATter) Svalbard Radar (ESR) consists of a transmitter and receiver in Longyearbyen, Norway (78.15N, 16.04E; 75.0 magnetic N). Observations were begun in 1996. The system was added to the EISCAT KST (Kiruna/Sodankyla/Tromso) tri-static facility in Scandinavia, which has its own web page. There are several common programs used for the World Days, which are a part of the CEDAR Database from the KST site, but not yet on a regular basis from the ESR site. There are many other experimental times which should be accessed with the aid of an EISCAT colleague. The power profiles are calibrated with an on-site ionosonde, and are then corrected for Te and Ti effects which are deduced from the auto-correlation functions (ACFs). The collision frequency model used is the CIRA 1972 model atmosphere in Banks and Kockarts (1973), in Aeronmy Part A. The NO+ composition is assumed zero above 300 km.