Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

International EISCAT Radar School, Sodankylä, Finland, 27 August - 1 September 2012


Please be aware that the programme of the workshop is still subject to minor changes. Note further that lectures will be made available on this page during and after the workshop.

The instructors so far are (in alphabetical order): Jorge Chau (JRO), Richard Fallows (ASTRON), Ingemar Häggström (EISCAT HQ), Vikki Howells (U Bath), Antti Kero (SGO), Ian McCrea (STFC-RAL), Anja Strømme (NSF), Thomas Ulich (SGO), Juha Vierinen (SGO).

The programme will start on Monday, 27th August, at 08.30 h in the morning, and will end by midday on Saturday, 1st September.

Links to the lectures of this radar school are given in the programme. See below for links to earlier radar schools and their material.

Monday, 27th August 2012
08:30  Welcome; Thomas Ulich (pdf, 9.7MB)
- Introduction of participants and instructors
- Forming groups for practicals
- Group assignments
- Addressing computer needs
09:00Introduction to the Ionosphere; Ian McCrea (pdf, 5.3MB)
10:30Basics of Radar (incl History of Radar); Thomas Ulich (pdf, 44MB)
11:15A Short Introduction to Incoherent Scatter Theory; Anja Strømme (pdf, 29MB)
13:15The US Incoherent Scatter Radars; Anja Strømme (pdf, 30MB)
14:00EISCAT and EISCAT_3D; Thomas Ulich (pdf, 30MB)
15:15MADRIGAL data base; Thomas Ulich (pdf, 6.1MB)
16:00Group Work
18:00Return to hotels / evening activities

Tuesday, 28th August 2012
08:30Incoherent Scatter Radar Theory 2; Ian McCrea (pdf, 4.3MB)
10:30Pulse Coding Techniques; Vikki Howells (pdf, 289kB)
11:30Common Programme (CP) Experiments; Vikki Howells (pdf, 1.1MB)
13:30EISCAT Radar Hardware (pdf, xxMB)
14:15Group Work
15:30Group Work; submit experiment proposal by 16:00 h
16:00Review and Feedback of proposals
16:30BREAK and Experiment planning
17:30Radar Experiments and Radar Walks
23:30Return to hotels

Wednesday, 29th August 2012
08:30Phased Array Radars; Jorge Chau (pdf, 21MB)
09:30Aperture Synthesis Radar Imaging in Coherent Scatter Radars; Jorge Chau (pdf, 8.3MB)
10:30Aperture Synthesis Radar Imaging; continued
11:00Interpreting EISCAT Data; Ian McCrea (pdf, 8.0MB)
13:30Data Analysis using GUISDAP; Ingemar Häggström (pdf, 1.4MB)
15:30Group Work; experiment analysis
18:00Return to hotels / evening activities

Thursday, 30th August 2012
08:30Equatorial Aeronomy at the Jicamarca Radio Observatory and Relationship to High-Latitude Research; Jorge Chau (pdf, 7.4MB)
09:15LOFAR; Richard Fallows (pdf, 4.5MB)
10:15Departure for Excursion; includes lunch
14:10Return from Excursion and BREAK
15:00Radar Demonstration; Juha Vierinen
15:45Group Work; experiment analysis
18:00Return to hotels / evening activities

Friday, 31st August 2012
08:30Interplanetary Scintillation; Richard Fallows (pdf, 755kB)
09:15Pitfalls in geophysical data: dealing with errors; Thomas Ulich (pdf, 6.3MB)
10:40Active ionospheric modification (heating); Antti Kero (pdf, 15MB)
13:30Kilpisjärvi Atmospheric Imaging Receiver Array (KAIRA); Juha Vierinen (pdf, 14MB)
14:15Group Work; experiment analysis
Parallel: Teachers review the school
18:00Return to hotels / evening activities

Saturday, 23rd July 2011
 NOTE: Saturday planning preliminary!
08:00Student presentations (30 min/group)
10:00Conclusions, summary, discussion

Earlier Radar Schools

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