Hokkaido West, Japan (43.33 N, 143.61 E)

The second SuperDARN radar on Hokkaido began operations in October 2014. Its field of view is complementary to that of the first radar. The new radar was named 'Hokkaido West' with the 3-letter symbol HKW. The original radar is now called 'Hokkaido East' but retains its original 3-letter symbol HOK. These two radars are easily at the lowest geomagnetic latitude (37 deg) of all the SuperDARN radars.

Both radars are administered as part of the Rikubetsu Observatory under the Center for International Collaborative Research of Nagoya University.

Dr. Nozomu Nishitani of the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research or ISEE (formerly Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory or STEL), Nagoya University is the PI for both Hokkaido radars.

The radars share common air space by exchanging blanking signals.

Hokkaido West Radar Field of View Map


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