Monday, 30 July 2012

AMISR Radar School - Day 1

The first day of the ISR Summer School in Banff, Canada, is drawing to a close. After an initial set of lectures given by Elizabeth Kendall, Anthea Coster, Anja Strømme, and Bill Rideout, all students have split into seven groups to think about their first exercise. Bill Rideout presented a lecture on how to use the Madrigal database, which is a distributed system hosting incoherent scatter radar data, and thus the first task is about learning how to use Madrigal, which also contains EISCAT radar data.

Also Phil Erickson presented a brief impromptu overview of the flow of signals within a radar system during which he also tested the souvenir given to all participants: the bright-red ISR Tinfoil Toque.

For your convenience, the whiteboard drawing is reproduced here, including the link to all AMISR radar schools. Also the lectures of the current school will be available for download at that site.

Just in time for the barbecue, which is planned for tonight, the weather seems to have decided that it's enough with boring sunshine, and it seems to be getting slightly more interesting while I am typing this.

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Photos: Thomas Ulich.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see that the school is off to a good start!

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