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Obninsk Meteor Radar

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The Obninsk meteor radar is operated by the Institute for Experimental Meteorology with support from the Russian Hydrometeorological Service. 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 Obninsk, Russia (55.11N, 36.51E; ~172 m above msl) 33.3 MHz meteor radar has been in operation since 1964. On day 359 of 2001 at 89 km altitude, the apex magnetic coordinates were (51.2, 111.0) degrees. The magnetic inclination and declination angles were 70.5 deg and 8.3 deg. The magnetic local time at 0 Universal Time (UT) is about 0219 MLT. The solar local time (SLT) is UT plus 2 hours and 26 minutes (36.51/15=2.434). With no height ranging, the observations come approximately from 95 km.

Summary Plots

Summary Plots for Obninsk Meteor Radar can be found here


Last updated on Nov. 13, 2007 by Patrick West