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New installation of an auroral imager and electromagnetic wave receivers at Husafell, Iceland

HOMEPicture of the Month › New installation of an auroral imager and electromagnetic wave receivers at Husafell, Iceland

[2017-03-28]

photo201703.gifThe PWING Project has been started this fiscal year to understand longitudinal distribution of plasma dynamics in the inner magnetosphere, and install auroral imagers and electromagnetic wave receivers at 8 field stations at about 60 degree magnetic latitudes around the north pole.  This network observation will make coordinated measurements with the ERG (Arase) satellite launched by ISAS/JAXA on December 20, 2016.  Since last December to this March, these instruments has been and will be installed at Canada, Alaska, Iceland, Finland, and Russia.

photo: Auroral photos obtained at Husafell, Iceland at 0456-0459UT on March 21, 2017.  This observation has been made in collaboration with the National Institute of Polar Research and the University of Iceland.  


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