1st Workshop of the Network for groundbased optical auroral
research in the Arctic region
||This event is sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers
The 1st Workshop of the Network for groundbased optical auroral
research in the Arctic region (NordAuropt) was held at SGO February 19-23, 2007
The network for groundbased optical auroral research in the arctic region,
NordAuropt, is a forum for collaboration between the Nordic Arctic partners of
the Auropt network.
NordAuropt is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and supports networking
activities within optical auroral observations and research. The
kickoff meeting of the network was held during the 33rd annual European meeting on atmospheric
studies by optical methods. The first workshop of the Network was held
at SGO in February 2007.
The meeting will start on Monday afternoon and end on Friday before lunchtime.
See also the Programme link
Scientific work on specific studies
- Drifting F-region ionisation patches in the polar cap
- Reimei-EISCAT-ALIS optical conjunction studies
- Cluster conjunctions: Lovozero and Barentsburg, Feb 17, 2002, Svalbard Nov 28, 2006
- Auroral photography from STS-116 (Space Shuttle and International
Space Station) and optical measurements from the ground, December
- Electric fields and currents associated with dayside auroral arcs (auroral
and EISCAT observations on Svalbard)
- Electron spectra and modelling of NOx production
Long term view on strategies for optical auroral studies-first
stage of a roadmap
- Discussion on scientific questions to be addressed in the field of optical auroral
Plan what needs to be done to answer these
Planning of common activites for the IPY period (2007-2009)
- Sharing of campaign plans
- Planning of common campaigns
- Data exchange - Do we have enough access to data? Intercalibration. What more needs
to be done?
- Planning of outreach activites of the network
Further education of ourselves
- Inform ourselves about the available instrumentation for auroral
measurements in our region, above all optical instrumentation. Short
presentations from the groups.
One or two tutorials of common interest, including review of
scientific problems that remain to be solved. Suggestions:
- Mechanisms for auroral emissions
- How we can use groundbased optical measurements to learn about
Travel to Sodankylä
We expect that most participants will travel by car to SGO. SGO is easily
reached from northern Scandinavia. See our location information page, which also includes
information for those travelling by air or train and bus.
Scientists involved in groundbased optical auroral research at institutes
within the Nordic Arctic region are eligible for participation. We will
especially encourage participation of young scientists and students.
The final deadline for registration and changes was January 26, 2007.
Welcome to Sodankylä!
Local organising committee:
|Esa Turunen, Nina Riipi, Carl-Fredrik Enell, Anna-Liisa Piippo, Tarja Mäkihalvari|
|Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory|
|FIN-99600 Sodankylä, FINLAND|
|Institutet för rymdfysik|
|SE-98128 Kiruna, SWEDEN|