Sodankylä
Geophysical
Observatory
Oulun yliopisto

EISCAT Measurement Campaign 2008
Experiment Plan

Updated instructions on when and what to do or run during the campaign.

Duty schedule: Persons or groups (INV) to run certain experiments are marked below. This is subject to change, but PLEASE inform Thomas about changes.

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)!


Sun, 2008-11-09:

JV, LR, and PM drive Passat to KIR and install equipment there.


Mon, 2008-11-10:

ML drives own car to TRO.

JV, LR, and PM install and test equipment in KIR.


Tue, 2008-11-11:

JV, LR, and PM drive Passat to TRO.


Wed, 2008-11-12:

Experiment preparations in TRO.

TRO: 1900-2400: ML  : MARKUU


Thu, 2008-11-13:

VHF: 0930-1130: --- : CANCELLED
HEA: 0930-1130: --- : CANCELLED


Fri, 2008-11-14:

VHF: 0930-1130: --- : CANCELLED
HEA: 0930-1130: --- : CANCELLED

TRO: 2000-0400: ML  : MARKUU
SOD: 2000-0400: ML  : MARKUU


Sat, 2008-11-15:

No operations.


Sun, 2008-11-16:

TRO: 2030-0200: ML  : MARKUU
SOD: 2030-0200: ML  : MARKUU


Mon, 2008-11-17:

TRO: 0200-0600: JV  : UHAA
SOD: 0200-0600: JV  : UHAA
VHF: 0200-0600: JV  : UHAA


Tue, 2008-11-18:

No operations.


Wed, 2008-11-19:

TRO: 0015-0745: ML  : MARKUU
SOD: 0015-0745: ML  : MARKUU


Thu, 2008-11-20:

JV and PM drive Passat back to SOD.


Fri, 2008-11-21:

KK collects VW1 from university.


Sat, 2008-11-22:

KK drives VW1 to KIL.
TR and CFE drive LC and trailer to KIL.


Sun, 2008-11-23:

KK and CFE drive VW1 to TRO and set up optical equipment.
JV drives own car to TRO.

TR stays in KIL setting up pulsation magnetometer.


Mon, 2008-11-24:

thu drives own car to KIL.
KK drives VW1 to KIL.
AK flies to Oslo.

TP or MO collects VW2 from university.

TR installs and tests pulsation magnetometer.

VHF: 0930-1130: CANCELLED
HEA: 0930-1130: CANCELLED

OPT-KIL: KK
OPT-TRO: CFE


Tue, 2008-11-25:

TR and thu install Aarddvark receiver in KIL.

TR drives LC to TRO.
thu drives own car to TRO.
MO, IV, TP drive VW2 to TRO.
AK flies to LYR.

VHF: 0930-1130: CANCELLED
HEA: 0930-1130: CANCELLED

OPT-KIL: KK
OPT-TRO: CFE

Wed, 2008-11-26:

AV flies to TRO.

VHF: 0930-1130: INV : boresight, sippi?
HEA: 0930-1130: INV : Antti specifies Heating program

UHF: 1030-1230: TP  : NISSE

UHF: 1800-0200: thu : field-aligned; arc1, manda, or beata
VHF: 2000-2400: AV  : gravity waves, boresight, TBD

OPT-KIL: KK
OPT-TRO: TR


Thu, 2008-11-27: 

VHF: 0930-1130: INV : boresight, sippi?
HEA: 0930-1130: INV : Antti specifies Heating program

ESR: 1200-1800: AK  : Northwest

UHF: 1800-0200: TP  : field-aligned; arc1, manda, or beata

VHF: 1800-0100: TP  : Poleward, lowel
ESR: 1800-0100: AK  : Poleward

OPT-KIL: KK
OPT-TRO: TR


Fri, 2008-11-28: 

ESR: 0100-0600: AK  : Northwest

VHF: 0930-1130: INV : boresight, sippi?
HEA: 0930-1130: INV : Antti specifies Heating program

OPT-KIL: KK
OPT-TRO: TR


Sat, 2008-11-29: 

KK drives VW1 to Oulu.
TR drives LC to KIL.

TR runs optical measurements at KIL from now on.
CFE runs optical measurements at TRO from now on.

VHF: 0900-1400: TP  : Poleward, lowel
ESR: 0900-1400: AK  : Poleward, lowel

ESR: 1400-1800: AK  : Northwest

OPT-KIL: TR
OPT-TRO: CFE


Sun, 2008-11-30: 

VHF: 0900-1400: thu : Poleward, lowel
ESR: 0900-1400: AK  : Poleward, lowel

ESR: 1400-1800: AK  : Northwest

OPT-KIL: TR
OPT-TRO: CFE


Mon, 2008-12-01: 

VHF: 0900-1200: INV : boresight, sippi?
HEA: 0900-1200: INV : Antti specifies Heating program

ESR: 1000-1800: AK  : Northwest

UHF: 1800-0200: INV : field-aligned; arc1, manda, or beata

VHF: 1800-0100: INV : Poleward, lowel
ESR: 1800-0100: AK  : Poleward, lowel

OPT-KIL: TR
OPT-TRO: CFE


Tue, 2008-12-02: 

ESR: 0100-0600: AK  : Northwest

VHF: 0900-1200: INV : boresight, sippi?
HEA: 0900-1200: INV : Antti specifies Heating program

UHF: 1800-0200: TS  : field-aligned; arc1, manda, or beata
                      experiment will be run from KIR!

OPT-KIL: TR
OPT-TRO: CFE


Wed, 2008-12-03: 

VHF: 0900-1200: INV : boresight, sippi?
HEA: 0900-1200: INV : Antti specifies Heating program

ESR: 1000-1800: AK  : Northwest

UHF: 1800-0200: AV  : field-aligned; arc1, manda, or beata
VHF: 2000-2400: AV  : gravity waves, boresight, TBD

OPT-KIL: TR
OPT-TRO: CFE


Thu, 2008-12-04: 

CFE packs optical equipment.
AK flies from LYR to OUL.
AV flies from TRO to HEL.

VHF: 0900-1200: INV : boresight, sippi?
HEA: 0900-1200: INV : Antti specifies Heating program

OPT-KIL: NO-OP / Rest!
OPT-TRO: NO-OP / Rest!


Fri, 2008-12-05: 

MO, TP, IV drive VW2 to OUL, taking optical equipment with them.
JV drives own car to SOD.
thu drives own car to SOD.
ML, CFE and LR drive ML's car to KIL.
ML and LR drive ML's car to SOD.
TR and CFE drive LC to SOD.


Sat, 2008-12-06:

Measurement campaign ends.

HYVÄÄ ITSENÄISYYSPÄIVÄÄ!



Campaign personnell (in alphabetical order):

  AK  : Alexander Kozlovsky (SGO)
  AV  : Alexey Vlasov (FMI)
  CFE : Carl-Fredrik Enell (SGO)
  IV  : Ilkka Virtanen (UO/SPG)
  JV  : Juha Vierinen  (SGO)
  LR  : Lassi Roininen (SGO)
  ML  : Markku Lehtinen (SGO)
  PM  : Pravas Mahapatra (SGO)
  thu : Thomas Ulich (SGO)
  TP  : Timo Pitkänen (UO/SPG)
  TR  : Tero Raita (SGO)
  TS  : Tima Sergienko (IRF-K)
  
  INV : Inverse Team, i.e. ML, PM, MO, IV, JV, LR
  

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