Notice of acceptance will be sent to participants by March 26, 2021.

During this summer school, students will have the opportunity to run experiments with the Poker Flat (PFISR) radar located in mid-Alaska. The school will be structured to provide both lectures and experience in experiment design and analysis. The lectures will include an introduction to general radar concepts, phased array antennas, the theory of incoherent scatter, IS radar analysis techniques, and community databases. The experiment exercise will involve working closely with IS radar facility staff in the topic areas of proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists from multiple institutions.

The virtual nature of the 2021 school will provide limited opportunities for non-student participation depending on interest and resources, for those who are interested in learning more about the IS radar technique and applications. These will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and those interested in this option should directly contact the email address below.

The 2021 IS Radar summer school is funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate, and is organized by the University of Central Florida. For more information about the school, please contact