Session outline
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub Category Space Development & Earth Observation from Space(SD)
Session ID M-SD04
Title New atmospheric and geospace science opened by EISCAT_3D
Short title New science opened by EISCAT_3D radar
Convener Name Hiroshi Miyaoka
Affiliation National Institute of Polar Research
Co-convener 1. Name Satonori Nozawa
Affiliation Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory
Co-convener 2. Name Craig Heinselman
Affiliation EISCAT Scientific Association
International Symposium 'International Symposium' in addition to Scientific session.
Language English
Scope EISCAT-3D is major upgrade of the existing EISCAT radars in the northern Scandinavia ( With a multi-static phased array system composed of one central active (transmit-receive) site and several receive-only sites, the EISCAT-3D system is expected to provide 10 times higher temporal and spatial resolution and capabilities than the present radars.
Main objectives of this session are (1) to discuss scientific targets which are to be solved by EISCAT_3D, (2) to exchange new ideas among scientists who are interested in atmospheric and geospace science using EISCAT_3D, and (3) to discuss widely how we can propose to join the EISCAT_3D consortium. EISCAT_3D is a 3-dimensionally imaging incoherent scatter radar system planned by the EISCAT Scientific Association and associate members for years. The new radar is envisaged to overcome the present observational limits and provide scientific breakthrough by its excellent high time resolution and 3D measurement capability of the near earth plasma-atmosphere coupling in the auroral oval and at the edge of the polar vortex.
Scientific topics to be addressed by EISCAT_3D are listed as follows: (1) Influence of natural solar-terrestrial variability on atmosphere and climate, (2) Aurora and field-aligned current system, (3) Ion upflow phenomena, (4) Long-term change due to human activity, (5) Coupling between atmospheric layers, (6) Space plasma physics, (7) Measurements of solar wind and corona, (8) Effects of meteors and energetic particles, (9) Monitoring of space weather, (8) Orbit determination of space debris and meteors, and (10) Radar mapping of near-Earth objects.
We are looking forward to having many contributing papers from wide research communities in order to exchange valuable ideas and discussions regarding the international EISCAT_3D program.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers Cesar La Hoz(University of Tromso)