Monday, 27 August 2012

EISCAT Radar School underway at Sodankylä, Finland

Today the International EISCAT Radar School got underway at the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, which is the Finnish EISCAT UHF site. The school brings together 14 students and nine instructors from all over the world including Perú, Brazil, USA, UK, Ukraine, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, China.

The students are following a lecture by Anja Strømme of the National Science Foundation on the US radar facilities. Please find a programme of the lectures on-line here.

During the rest of the afternoon, the students are split into three groups. As groups they will work through some examples of the use of the Madrigal data base, in which most incoherent scatter radar data are stored. Accessing Madrigal is the most efficient way to start using ISR data, and interfaces are available for Matlab, Python and IDL, but full access is possible also through a standard web browser.

Photos: Thomas Ulich.

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