Thursday, December 10, 2009

Polar Cap Boundary Experiments. Norway Spiral?

Norway Spiral
Schedule Notes Viewer Vn
VHF: Boundary 2009 12 08 1800 - 2009 12 09 0200
Scheduled for 1800-2400 We want to study processes taking place within the auroral oval, at the polar cap boundary and even
within the polar cap, like:

- Reconnection (determination ofthe reconnection electric field)
- Poleward boundary intensifications (PBIs), auroral streamers and fast flows
- Drift of F-region polar cap patches across the nightside auroral oval boundary and the effects of that to the boundary

EISCAT website

It Could be this?

Schedule Notes Viewer Vn
VHF: TEQUILA 2009 12 08 0700 - 2009 12 08 1000
Scheduled for 0700-1000:
TEQUILA sunrise (Transient Effects Quantification Under Ionospheric Low Angle sunrise). The idea is to
look at the polar wintertime mesophere through the transient
caused by (scattered) sunrise around 8 UT. . Interestingly, this happens to
be the maximum occurence time of the Polar Mesosphere Winter Echoes (PMWE)


Anonymous said...

I think EISCAT is the right group, but it's the Ionospheric Heating experiments that are a likely culprit.

The Heater is used for ionospheric modification experiments applying high-power transmissions of high-frequency electro-magnetic waves to study plasma parameters in the ionosphere. The name Heating stems from the fact that these high power electromagnetic waves, which are transmitted into the ionosphre with high-gain atennas, heat the electrons and thus modify the plasma state. To create plasma turbulence, the transmitted frequencies have to be close to the plasma resonances, which are 4 to 8 MHz.

Anonymous said...

squatch, spiral, aliens, 2012...what's next!

Fred said...

Polar mesosphere winter echoes?

Fred said...

Or it could just be a Russian Rocket.