Lecturer: Dr. Thomas Ulich (SodankylÀ)
Date: 2010-02-09 10:30
Place: Aniara

SLICE ? A Meteor Radar in SodankylÀ

Thomas Ulich, SodankylÀ Geophysical Observatory, TÀhtelÀntie 62, 99600 SodankylÀ

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Leicester has installed a new SKiYMET Meteor Radar at the SodankylÀ Geophysical Observatory (SGO), SodankylÀ, Northern Finland (67° 22' N, 26° 38' E).

SGO will operate the radar as part of the joint research endeavour SLICE (SodankylÀ-Leicester Ionospheric Coupling Experiment).
The radar has seven crossed dipole aerials in a cross configuration (14 receiver channels) and one crossed dipole transmitter antenna. It operates currently at 7.5kW power, which will be upgraded in early September 2009 to 15 kW; centre frequency is 36.9 MHz. Operations began in early December 2008. Here we will present some first results, including mesospheric wind data from a stratospheric warming campaign in January 2010. We invite colleagues interested in the data to get in touch with us (

Created 2010-02-08 09:47:53 by Mats Holmström
Last changed 2010-02-08 11:30:57 by Mats Holmström