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ESR: ROSA 2018 12 13 2000 - 2018 12 14 0200
Scheduled for 2000-2400
Responsible experimenter for Svalbard radar:
Resources: UK(20),NO(20),SW(20) [format: <Associate code>(<hours>), eg EI(50)]
This is a joint experiment between the University of Southampton (UK), University of Tromsø (NO) and KTH (SW). We will run beata or arc_slice with the 32m pointing field-aligned. The 3 EASI (Aperture Synthesis Imaging) passive antennas may be operated in conjunction with the 2 ESR dishes. Clear skies and aurora are preferred, but not vital. Scientific Objectives: - To investigate the response of neutral temperature in the thermosphere to different auroral energy inputs and processes. - To compare neutral temperature changes with radar measured ion and electron temperatures in order to understand the heating of the upper atmosphere better. - To understand the mechanisms that operate at the boundary of the auroral oval. - To investigate the aurora that occurs within the polar cap, in order to differentiate between possible acceleration mechanisms. - To identify the structuring mechanism responsible for "chocolate sauce" aurora.