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Rothera MF Radar


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The Rothera MF radar is jointly operated by Colorado Research Associates and the British Antarctic Survey with support from the Division of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the UK Natural Environment Council. It contributes data as part of the joint TIMED-CEDAR program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and NSF.

Instrument/Model Description

The Rothera, Antarctica (67.57S, 68.12W; ~5 m alt) 1.98 MHz MF radar was in operation 1997-1998, and was reinstalled in 2002. The data are noisy. On day 359 of 2001 at 89 km altitude, the apex magnetic coordinates were (-52.6, 7.6) degrees. The magnetic inclination and declination angles were -59.9 deg and 20.5. deg. The magnetic local time at 0000 Universal Time (UT) is about 1925 MLT. The solar local time (SLT) is UT minus 4 hours and 32 minutes (-68.12/15.=-4.5413).

Summary Plots

Summary Plots for Rothera MF Radar can be found here


Last updated Nov 13, 2007 by Patrick West