Research  ::  Projects

I currently run projects at the following locations:

EISCAT (Norway), with VHF radar (224 MHz, 120x40m) and UHF radar (930 MHz, 32m)

 

PFISR (450 MHz) and HAARP (3-10 MHz) in Alaska

 

Sura (4.5-9.3 MHz) in Russia

 


Soon a new project will start at Arecibo (Puerto Rico, USA), the largest radar in the world (430 MHz, 305m)

 

 


Some recent scientific projects include:

 

Dusty plasma research using Polar Mesopheric Summer Echoes (PMSE) over EISCAT

(top panel VHF radar, bottom panel HF radar)

 


Artificially-induced ionospheric topside and bottomside plasma turbulence at EISCAT

 


Artificially-induced artificial ion outflow at EISCAT

 


Thermospheric E-region neutral winds affected by auroral arc (Mawson, Antarctica)

 


Conjugate thermospheric F-region neutral winds

 


Energy maps of precipitating particles using auroral optical and absorption data


Corrected All-sky Mirror System (CAMS) design

 


DELTA2 rocket chemical release (Andoya Rocket Range, Norway 2009) speeded up ~100X (2.8MB) 

 


An example of the black aurora (3.5MB)



Another example of the black aurora (5.8MB)



Yet more black aurora (5.8MB)



Even more black auroras (1.6MB)!



Red-line (630 nm) artificial aurora from EISCAT (2MB, speeded up)



Green-line (557.7) artificial aurora from EISCAT (4MB, speeded up)



Real-colour artificial aurora from HAARP (4MB, speeded up). Stars appear yellow, natural aurora appaears green, artificial auroral appears red, and the bright horizon is due to twilight.


Last updated April 5th, 2013 by Mike Kosch

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