Instrumentation was deployed in the Antarctic Peninsula region to monitor conditions occurring in the region of near-space surrounding the Earth. The opportunity was taken to link into a NASA satellite mission occurring at the same time and with similar goals - to study the dynamics of the Earth-Sun system at a location where the two systems are finely balanced.
The experiments have been used to interpret the changes in plasma composition at the same point in space due to solar weather events. A refurbished VLF Doppler receiver was installed at Rothera to measure plasmaspheric electron concentration. The electron number density was determined from analysis of the 15 minute integration providing group delay times, Doppler shift and arrival bearing of whistler-mode signals, of man-made transmissions, from MSK format transmitters from north east America.
If you would like more information about the VLF Doppler receiver data that is still being routinely collected at Rothera please contact the UK Polar Data Centre at the British Antarctic Survey.
geomagnetic conditions, helium content, ion concentrations, magnetic field lines, plasmaspheric electron concentration, plasmaspheric mass loading
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|Name||Dr Mark Clilverd|
|Organisation||British Antarctic Survey|
|Reference:||Grew R. S., Menk F. W., Clilverd M. A., & Sandel B. R. 2007. Mass and electron densities in the inner magnetosphere during a prolonged disturbed interval. Geophysical Research Letters. 34, L02108. doi:10.1029/2006GL028254
Menk, F. W., Clilverd, M. A., Yearby, K. H., Milinevski, G., Thomson, N. R., Rose, M. C. 2006. ULF Doppler oscillations of L=2.5 flux tubes, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 111 (A7)
Clilverd, M.A., Menk, F.W., Milinevski, G., Sandel, B.R., Goldstein, J., Reinisch, B.W., Wilford, C.R., Rose, M.C., Thomson, N.R., Yearby, K.H., Bailey, G.J., Mann, I.R., Carpenter, D.L. 2003. In situ and ground-based intercalibration measurements of plasma density at L=2.5, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 108 (A10), art. no. 1365
Dent, Z.C., Mann, I.R., Menk, F.W., Goldstein, J., Wilford, C.R., Clilverd, M.A., Ozeke, L.G. 2003. A coordinated ground-based and IMAGE satellite study of quiet-time plasmaspheric density profiles, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 30 (12), art. no. 1600
Clilverd, M. A., Rose M. C., & Menk, F. W. 2003. Multi-Technique Measurements of the Near-Earth Space Environment. Antarctic Funding Initiative, Second Workshop, New Hall, Cambridge, 2-3 October 2003.
Clilverd, M. A., Rose, M. C., Menk, F. W., Milinevski, G., Sandel, B. R., Goldstein, J., Mann, I. R., Thomson, N.R., Yearby K.H. & Carpenter, D. L. 2002. Multi-Technique Measurements of Ion and Electron Number Density at L=2.5. Antarctic Funding Initiative, First Workshop, New Hall, Cambridge, 24 Sep 2002
Clilverd M. A., Rodger C. J., Thomson N. R., & Yearby K. H. 2001. Investigating the possible association between thunderclouds and plasmaspheric ducts. Journal of Geophysical Research. 106, No. A12, 29,771-29,781.
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|Data Storage:||This data is managed by the Physical Sciences Data Manager at the UK Polar Data Centre (UK PDC) at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and held on the BAS Storage Area Network (SAN).
The data is 24 GB and held in binary files.