Thursday, 14 July 2011

Greenland, here we come!

During the coming week, the International Incoherent Scatter Radar Workshop will take place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The workshop is held near the Sondrestrom incoherent scatter radar facility. The workshop is sponsored by the EISCAT Scientific Association and the US National Science Foundation through its Upper Atmospheric Facility Program within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) division of the Geosciences Directorate. The European organisers were also supported by the European Geosciences Union.

On the coming weekend, altogether 63 participants and instructors from 33 locations around the world will come together at Kangerlussuaq. The programme of the workshop includes a comprehensive variety of lectures about everything incoherent scatter.

The map shows where everyone is coming from. Click on it to get the full-resolution version. The farthest great-circle distance from home to Kangerlussuaq is 11.360 km!

We're all looking forward to an exciting week at a fantastic location! This blog will be updated live from Greenland next week — internet connection permitting.

Map: Thomas Ulich and Ilkka Palonen.

Edit 2011-07-15, 20:51 UTC: corrected map published.

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