Sodankylä
Geophysical
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International ISR Workshop, Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 18-23 July 2011

Programme

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 confirmed instructors so far are (in alphabetical order): Anita Aikio (U Oulu), Anthea Coster (MIT Haystack), Philip Erickson (MIT Haystack), Craig Heinselman (SRI International), Ingemar Häggström (EISCAT HQ), Antti Kero (SGO), Jussi Markkanen (EISCAT Sodankylä), Ian McCrea (STFC-RAL), Bill Rideout (MIT Haystack), Robert Robinson (NSF), Anja Strømme (SRI International), Esa Turunen (EISCAT HQ), Thomas Ulich (SGO).

Monday, 18th July 2011
08:30Welcome
- Introduction of participants and instructors
- Forming groups for practicals
- Group assignments
- Addressing computer needs
09:30Introduction to the Ionosphere; Anita Aikio (pdf, 7.3MB)
10:15BREAK
10:45Basic Radar 1 (incl History of Radar); Thomas Ulich (pdf, 20MB)
11:30Incoherent scatter radar theory 1; Anja Strømme (pdf, 25MB)
12:15LUNCH BREAK
13:30EISCAT Scientific Association; Esa Turunen (pdf, 107MB)
14:00The NSF Upper Atmosphere Facilities programme (pdf, 7.2MB)
14:30BREAK
14:45MADRIGAL data base; Bill Rideout (pdf, 4.3MB)
- includes group work
EveningGroups get together to discuss their radar experiments
- includes ice breaking party at the Sondrestrom Radar Facility

Tuesday, 19th July 2011
08:30Ionosphere practical; Anita Aikio
08:45Basic Radar 2; Anthea Coster (pdf, 2.9MB)
09:30Radar Signal Processing; Josh Semeter (pdf, 14MB)
10:30BREAK
11:00Incoherent scatter radar theory 2; Phil Erickson (pdf, 16MB)
12:00LUNCH BREAK
13:30Experiment design, data analysis and fitting
- Sondrestrom and PFISR; Craig Heinselman (pdf, 62MB)
- EISCAT Common Programme (CP) Experiments; Ingemar Häggström (pdf, 0.6MB)
15:00BREAK
15:15Experiment design (group work)
17:00Deadline to submit group experiments
EveningGroups run radar experiments at the Sondrestrom site

Wednesday, 20th July 2011
MorningExcursion: trip to the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet
- includes packed lunches
Rest of day Retrieve radar data and start to work on group assignments

Thursday, 21st July 2011
09:00Pitfalls in geophysical data: dealing with errors; Thomas Ulich (pdf, 5.9MB)
09:45Incoherent scatter radar theory 3; Phil Erickson (pdf, 1.1MB)
10:30BREAK
11:00Data analysis and fitting 2
- IS fitting, Phil Erickson (pdf, 3.4MB)
- GUISDAP, Ingemar Ingemar Häggström (pdf, 1.4MB)
11:45Interpreting incoherent scatter radar data; Ian McCrea (pdf, 8.7MB)
12:30LUNCH BREAK
Rest of dayWork on assignments and presentations

Friday, 22nd July 2011
09:00Appleton-Hartree Equation; Anthea Coster (pdf, 0.1MB)
09:30Active ionospheric modification (heating); Antti Kero (pdf, 18MB)
10:15BREAK
10:45Phased array radars; Craig Heinselman (pdf, 27MB)
ISR processing chain; Craig Heinselman (pdf, 43MB)
11:30Future radars: EISCAT_3D; Esa Turunen (pdf, 63MB)
12:30LUNCH BREAK
13:45Incoherent scatter radar spectrum; Jussi Markkanen (pdf, 3.7MB)
Rest of dayWork on assignments and presentations

Saturday, 23rd July 2011
09:00Student presentations
10:30BREAK
11:00Student presentations
12:30LUNCH BREAK
14:00Conclusions, summary, discussion
Closing

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