39th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) has begun. The meeting will take place during the present week from 14th to 22nd July 2012.
Today, Tuesday, 17th July, there will be a whole-day session on "New generation middle and upper atmosphere radars: application and development" (Session C0.3). This is a cross-disciplinary session aimed to foster discussion among scientists using the same tool for observation, which should lead to transfer of useful methods between different radar applications.
In 2012, the development of a number of new radar facilities will have advanced significantly: for instance, PANSY will be in operation, hopefully the US Antarctic AMISR will be under construction, and the FP7 EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase Project will have reached half-time. This session aims to find synergies between different groups using existing and future radars to study the middle and upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Discussions are envisaged of recent scientific results and radar applications as well as development of measurement methods and their implementation.
This session is especially targeted to science communities working with incoherent scatter radars, meteor radars, coherent ionospheric radars (SuperDARN etc), MST radars, ionosondes etc.
Welcome to join this session today at COSPAR 2012!
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