International Incoherent Scatter Radar Workshop 2011

The International Incoherent Scatter Radar Workshop was held in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 18-23 July 2011.

The workshop, aimed at providing participants with hands-on experience in designing and running incoherent scatter radar (ISR) experiments, was held near the Sondrestrom Research Facility, and was a collaboration between the annual AMISR summer school (the fourth of its kind) and the EISCAT radar school.

The workshop showed the participants how to request, design and analyze ISR experiments. The participants had the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists. The detailed program can be found at the American workshop website. Other information is also available from the European Workshop website.

The workshop was jointly sponsored by the EISCAT Scientific Association and the US National Science Foundation through its Upper Atmospheric Facility Program within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) division of the Geosciences Directorate. The European organisers wish to thank the European Geosciences Union for their financial support.

Presentations at the International Incoherent Scatter Radar Workshop 2011:

Introduction to the ionosphere (Anita Aikio)
Radar? (Thomas Ulich)
The short introduction to incoherent scatter (IS) theory (Anja Strømme)
EISCAT Scientific Association and its facilities (Esa Turunen)
Incoherent scatter radars: present, past and future (Bob Robinson)
How to use the Madrigal database for atmospheric science (Bill Rideout)
Basic radar: part 2 (Anthea Coster)
Basic radar signal processing (Joshua Semeter)
Incoherent scatter theory: A little deeper look (Phil Erickson)
Experiment guide (Sondrestrom) (Craig Heinselman)
Experiments at EISCAT (Ingemar Häggström)
Pitfalls in geophysical data: dealing with errors (Thomas Ulich)
Incoherent radar spectrum (Phil Erickson)
Incoherent scatter spectrum fitting (Phil Erickson)
GUISDAP (Ingemar Häggström)
Interpreting ISR data (Ian McCrea)
Introduction to heating experiments (Antti Kero)
Phased array radars (Craig Heinselman)
A day in the life of an ISR signal (Craig Heinselman)
EISCAT_3D: our window to geospace environment (Esa Turunen)
IS spectrum (Jussi Markkanen)
Literature and links

Presentations can be found here.