Tracker tool for finding THEMIS camping beam data now available

By: miker  on: Thu., Oct. 06, 2016 12:08 PM EDT  (257 Reads)
A tool for finding periods and radars with high time resolution radar data collected with THEMIS mode has been developed by Ms. Xueling Shi, graduate student in the VT SuperDARN group. It can be accessed from the link to Data Inventory in the sidebar menu or linked to directly (scroll down one frame) via

http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Data+Inventory(external link)

The period covered is 2010 - 2015. THEMIS mode features a camping beam which is sampled on every second sounding resulting in time resolution of ~6 sec in this beam direction. The THEMIS tool identifies the camping beam.

Xueling welcomes your interest in these data and stands ready to assist in developing related studies and collaborations. Contact her at
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Real-time display of radar data available from University of Saskatchewan website

By: miker  on: Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 04:44 PM EDT  (294 Reads)
The University of Saskatchewan SuperDARN group has made available a real-time display of data from some of the North American radars. Link to the display via the 'SuperDARN Data' > 'Real Time Data (USask)' item in the sidebar menu or by

http://superdarn.usask.ca/realtimedisplay.html(external link)

Select the radars to display using the menu in the lower right hand corner.

The real-time display is maintained by Keith Kotyk. The home page for the University of Saskatchewan group can be accessed at http://superdarn.usask.ca/(external link)

Frederica Marcucci becomes PI for the Dome C East radar

By: miker  on: Wed., June 15, 2016 10:18 AM EDT  (812 Reads)
As announced at the SuperDARN 2016 Workshop in Fairbanks (Alaska), Maria Frederica Marcucci is the new PI for the SuperDARN radar at Dome C in Antarctica. Frederica succeeds the original radar PI, Ermanno Amata, who has retired but remains active The radar is located near the southern magnetic pole and began operation in January, 2013. Federica is based at the INAF-Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Rome). The Dome C East radar was constructed with the support of Italian and French funding agencies and it is now maintained with the support of the Italian National Program for Antarctic Research (PNRA).

Congratulations, Frederica!

For historical notes on the radar see http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Dome+C+Info(external link)
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New Chair of the Scheduling Working Group is Evan Thomas

By: miker  on: Mon., June 13, 2016 11:10 AM EDT  (672 Reads)
Gareth Chisham (British Antarctic Survey) has stepped down as Chair of the Scheduling Working Group. Following discussions at the SuperDARN 2016 Workshop at Fairbanks, Alaska the gavel has passed to Evan Thomas, who has recently taken up an NSF-funded postdoctoral position at Dartmouth College following completion of his degree at Virginia Tech. This working group is charged with drawing up monthly operating schedules for the radars and engages the person in each PI group with the major responsibility for uploading the schedules to the radars.

A summary of the workings of the SWG can be found at the working group website:

http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Scheduling+Working+Group(external link)
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PI-ship at BAS for the Halley radar transfers to Gareth Chisham

By: miker  on: Mon., May 23, 2016 10:02 AM EDT  (972 Reads)
Outgoing PI at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Dr. Mervyn Freeman, has announced that, pending approval of the PI committee at the upcoming SuperDARN Workshop at Fairbanks, Alaska, the new PI for the Halley radar will be Dr. Gareth Chisham. Gareth is well known to the SuperDARN community for his extensive body of research utilizing the SuperDARN radar database, his experience in scheduling all the SuperDARN radars, and the much-cited SuperDARN review paper he first-authored in 2007.

Congratulations, Gareth!

Halley was the first SuperDARN-type radar constructed in the southern Hemisphere. For additional historical notes, see
http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Halley+Info(external link)

SuperDARN 2016 Workshop at Fairbanks, Alaska, 29 May - June 3

By: miker  on: Mon., Apr. 04, 2016 08:00 AM EDT  (2655 Reads)
The SuperDARN 2016 Workshop will be held at Fairbanks, Alaska on May 29 - June 3, hosted by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Scientists, students, and engineers will gather to discuss radar operations and shared research interests. The organizer for the meeting is Roman Makarevich and the UAF SuperDARN PI is Bill Bristow. The webpage for the Workshop is located at http://superdarn2016.gi.alaska.edu(external link)
New: A provisional program has been posted at http://superdarn2016.gi.alaska.edu/SD16%20Program.pdf(external link)
>> The maximum poster size will be 94"w x 46.5"t

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