King Salmon, Alaska (58.68 N, -156.65 E)

The King Salmon radar began operations in October, 2001 radar as a joint effort between SuperDARN groups in Japan and the United States. The agreements have included the Alaska-Project Agreement (NICT and UAF/GI) and the KSTR-HOK Agreement (NICT, STEL, and UEC). The PI is Dr. Tsutomu Nagatsuma of NICT.

In March 2021 Nagatsuma-san announed that he was stepping down as PI of the King Salmon radar. Ownership of the asset wil be passed to Bil Bristow and UAF. Nagatsuma-san has been as SuperDARN PI since 2009 and was the host of the 2019 Workshop in Fujiyoshida (Japan).

NICT: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
UAF/GI: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute
STEL: Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory
UEC: University of Electro-Communications
King Salmon Radar Field of View Map


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