Today is the third day of the Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR) Summer School here at Banff, Canada. It's an exciting day – for two reasons: first, this morning the group left the conference centre for the excursion, and a 40-min coach trip later we visited Johnston Canyon, a popular scenic spot in the national park with two water falls, which can be accessed along a well-built path of some 2.7 km.
The second reason for excitement today is that the radar experiments, which were requested by all seven groups yesterday, were run overnight on PFISR, and upon return from the excursion, the readily analysed data was available for study on the Madrigal database. More about that later...
Craig Heinselman, who will head EISCAT from next year, is shielding the sunlight from reflecting inside the lense.
Photos: Thomas Ulich; click to get larger versions.