Lecturer: Urban Brändström (IRF)
Date: 2006-12-07 10:00
Place: Aniara

Low-light optical observations of aurora, airglow and meteor trails

U. Brändström, C. Evans, C. Fuglesang, B. Gustavsson, J. Kero, I. McWhirter, A. Pellinen-Wannberg, I. Sandahl, T. Sergienko, Å. Steen, C. Szasz, et al.

Optical measurements of aurora and airglow has been carried out by IRF since the International Geophysical Year in 1957. This seminar will consist of three parts followed by a discussion.

1. What have we done? A short semi-popular review of instruments used by IRF-K together with a selection of scientific results.

2. What can we do? Does advances in measurement techniques make scientific interpretation more difficult? What is an emCCD by the way?

3. Is it useful? A summary of recent, ongoing and future measurements with ALIS, (including an overview of plans for ISS-ALIS coordinated observations of aurora and/or Geminid meteor trails, etc.)

4. Any idea to continue? Open discussion about future possibilities (at least 15 minutes).

Created 2006-09-12 12:18:07 by Mats Holmström
Last changed 2006-12-01 04:14:58 by Mats Holmström