Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

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

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In the near future the EISCAT Scientific Association will face a major instrumental upgrade with the ESFRI Roadmap project "EISCAT_3D: A European Three-Dimensional Imaging Radar for Atmospheric and Geospace Research."

EISCAT, in co-operation with the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, ran a training course for new users of the EISCAT radars, from 27th August to 1st September, 2012 (Monday to Saturday). The training course was held at Sodankylä, where one of the EISCAT UHF remote sites is located.

The course will cover all essential aspects of the current EISCAT systems, including the science programme. An overview of the existing hardware and software was provided and future plans were discussed, with a strong emphasis on EISCAT_3D.

The course had a very strong emphasis on practicals, i.e. work in groups of participants on real data. There were dedicated radar experiments for every group, and the groups analysed their data and presented their results under the guidance of an experienced team of instructors.


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Thomas Ulich
Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

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