Construction of the newest SuperDARN radar recently wrapped in Adak, Alaska. The project was led by scientists at the Geophysical Institute, with participation from Virginia Tech, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and Dartmouth College.
Postdoctoral Fellow Jeff Spaleta, graduate students Alex Morris and Ramin Jafari and Professor Bill Bristow traveled from UAF to work on the project.
SuperDARN is short for "Super Dual Auroral Radar Network." This network consists of more than 20 radars operating on frequencies between 8 and 20 MHz that look into the polar regions of Earth. These radars can measure the position and velocity of charged particles in our ionosphere, the highest layer of the Earth's atmosphere, and provide scientists with information regarding Earth's interaction with the space environment.
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