Thursday, 14 February 2013

2013 Incoherent Scatter Radar Summer School, MIT Haystack

The 2013 ISR Summer School will be held at the MIT Haystack Observatory, 28th July to 2nd August 2013. The school will provide students with hands-on experience in designing and running experiments at incoherent scatter radar facilities.

During this summer school, students will have the opportunity to run experiments and use data from multiple incoherent scatter radar observatories, such as Poker Flat (PFISR), Millstone Hill, Resolute Bay (RISR), Sondrestrom, Jicamarca and Arecibo. The school will be structured to provide presentations in the morning and hands-on experience in experiment design and analysis in the afternoons. The morning lectures will include an introduction to the theory of incoherent scatter, radar operations, ISR analysis techniques, and the Madrigal database. The afternoon exercises will involve working closely with ISR facility staff in the topic areas of: proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists from multiple institutions.

The ISR summer school is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and attendance is limited. For most students attending institutions within the United States, travel, housing and meals will be provided. For post-docs and students outside of the United States, funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Provided there is space, professors and other professionals are welcome to observe.

Please email summerschool -at- esd -dot- sri -dot- com if you are interested in this option. All students who wish to apply for the ISR summer school must follow the application instructions at the summer school web site:

The ISR summer school is sponsored by the US National Science Foundation through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate and is organised by SRI International. For more information about the school, please contact Elizabeth Kendall (summerschool -at- esd -dot- sri -dot- com).

The deadline for application submission is 15th March 2013.

Text provided by the organisers; photo of the Millstone Hill radars by Thomas Ulich.

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