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NEMI Campaign 2008
Operations Plan

Last update: 2015-08-28, 11:28:55 UTC.

Updated instructions on when and what to run during the NEMI Campaign.

Duty schedule: Note that the on-duty names have been removed. Instead there's "FI" if our campaign must run the respective experiment. The operators included in that are all Finnish team members at Tromsø plus Alexander, Anasuya and Eoghan. Please decide among yourselves how to share the workload. Important: please replace the FI by the initials of the operator when you have decided. Alternatively, tell the co-ordinator and he'll change the page. Thanks!

Read carefully! The times of the UHF and VHF experiments change from day to day!

UHF experiment: if active aurora, run arc1; if energetic precipitation, run manda; if quiet, run beata. This applies only if several options are listed for a given evening run. Note further, that all UHF runs in January are monostatic (Tromsø only; marked as TRO), and all UHF runs in February are tristatic (incl. remote sites; marked UHF)!

HEAT mode: tau2pl field aligned monostatic (for subcritical consitions); arc1 field aligned monostatic (for active conditions); pparc (or something similar) - a modification of arc1, field aligned, monostatic - if ready. (from Nickolay, 2008-01-24, 12:14 UTC; ed: "pparc" is for Power-Profile-arc experiment and has nothing to do with the now defunct research council!)

FPI mode: Common volume at 240 km above KEOPS, i.e. 240 km above 67° 52.35′ N, 21° 1.85′ E. Use scan file called tristatic_pattern.elan at Tromsø in /kst/exp/scans/kst/uk/. The pulse code is tau2pl. (from Anasuya, 2008-01-24, 13:41 UTC)

Optics at TRO:

Oulu cameras imaging magnetic zenith. Scanning photometer pointing in the magnetic meridian plane for NEMI and over KEOPS for FPI (see paper logbook). ALIS in andoya position for NEMI, eiscat2 position for hot_arc and core position for FPI. Operated by CFE.


Fri, 2008-01-25:

Timo collects VW Bus from university.


Sat, 2008-01-26:

No operations.  Rest.


Sun, 2008-01-27:

Tero and Carl-Fredrik via Karesuvanto and Kilpisjärvi to Tromsø (Land Cruiser).
Esa and Antti to Tromsø (Passat).


Mon, 2008-01-28:

UTC 0800: Timo leaves for Kilpisjärvi and then on to Tromsø.
LT 1720: Esa flies to Andøya.  Return flight depends on rocket.
         DROP OFF NEEDED!

Tero returns to Kilpisjärvi to meet Timo.  Tero keeps Passat.


Tue, 2008-01-29:

VHF: 0930-1130: CFE: arc-dlayer-ht (and AK for training)
TRO: 1900-2400: AK : field-aligned beata


Wed, 2008-01-30:

VHF: 0930-1130: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
TRO: 1900-2300: TP : field-aligned; arc1, manda, or beata
TRO: 2300-0200: -- : CANCELLED: REIMEI support has priority
UHF: 2300-0200: TP : field-aligned (CP1); arc1 tristatic for REIMEI
                     NOTE: Finnish team must run this!


Thu, 2008-01-31: 

VHF: 0930-1130: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
TRO: ---------: -- : taken care of by CP2


Fri, 2008-02-01: 

VHF: 0930-1130: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
UHF: 2300-0100: TP : FPI mode


Sat, 2008-02-02: 

VHF: 0930-1330: FI : arc-dlayer-ht
UHF: 1800-0100: FI : FPI mode


Sun, 2008-02-03: 

LT 1515: Esa arrives in Tromsø  PICK-UP NEEDED!
LT 1905: Anasuya and Eoghan arrive in Tromsø
         PICK-UP NEEDED!

VHF: 0930-1330: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
UHF: 1800-0100: CFE: FPI mode


Mon, 2008-02-04: 

LT 1310: Alexander arrives at Tromsø airport.  PICK-UP NEEDED!

Esa travels to Kilpisjärvi.

VHF: 0930-1130: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
UHF: 1800-0100: FI : FPI mode
HEA: 1800-2200: -- : CANCELLED


Tue, 2008-02-05: 

Esa leaves Kilpisjärvi by bus at 13:30 LT.

VHF: 0930-1130: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
HEA: 0930-1130: CFE : Array 1, X-mode, full power, 6 sec on, 6 sec off
UHF: 1800-0100: FI/BG : HEAT mode (cloudy at FPI sites)
HEA: 1800-2200: BG : hot_arc


Wed, 2008-02-06: 

VHF: 0930-1130: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
HEA: 0930-1010: CFE: Array 1, X-mode, full power, 6 sec on, 6 sec off
HEA: 1012-1130: CFE: Array 1, X-mode, full power, 3 min on, 3 min off
UHF: 1800-0100: BG,AA,EG : HEAT  mode
HEA: 1800-2200: BG : hot_arc


Thu, 2008-02-07: 

VHF: 0930-1130: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
HEA: 0930-1130: CFE:  Array 1, full power, 5.423 MHz, X-mode, 6 s on, 6 s off
UHF: 1800-0100: BG,TP : HEAT and FPI mode
HEA: 1800-2000: BG : hot_arc


Fri, 2008-02-08: 

VHF: 0930-1130: AK : arc-dlayer-ht
HEA: 0930-1130: CFE: Array 1, full power, 5.423 MHz, X-mode, 6 s on, 6 s off
UHF: 1800-0100: FI : FPI or HEAT mode
HEA: 1800-2200: FI : hot_arc (Times subject to change wrt weather at FPI sites)

Sat, 2008-02-09:


VHF: 0930-1330: CANCELLED
UHF: 1800-0100: FI : FPI mode


Sun, 2008-02-10:

LT 1015: Anasuya and Eoghan depart from Tromsø


...


Thu, 2008-02-14:

LT 0830: Alexander departs from Tromsø.  DROP OFF NEEDED!


Campaign personnell (in alphabetical order):

  AA  : Anasuya Aruliah
  AK  : Antti Kero
  AW  : Alexander Witte
  BG  : Björn Gustavsson
  CFE : Carl-Fredrik Enell
  EG  : Eoghan Griffin
  TP  : Timo Pitkänen
  

Last modified: 28 August 2015, 11:28:55.