Bonn 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm
EP 2.2: Vortrag
Montag, 15. März 2010, 17:00–17:15, AKM
A new MST-Radar in Northern Norway: Motivation, system description and observation strategies — •Gunter Stober, Ralph Latteck, Werner Singer, Toralf Renkwitz, Marius Zecha, Norbert Engler, and Markus Rapp — Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock, Schlossstr. 6, 18225 Kühlungsborn
Currently the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics is building a new MST- Radar at the Andoya Rocket Range in northern Norway. The new radar represents a benchmark in the development of modern VHF radars (51.3 MHz) to investigate with a high vertical and horizontal resolution atmospheric structures from the Troposphere to the Mesosphere Lower Thermosphere Region. The system consists of 433 Yagi antennas, which are each connected to its own transceiver. Each transceiver will deliver a peak power of 2kW, which results in a total peak power of approximately 800kW for the complete aperture. The radar is freely steerable from pulse to pulse within a zenith angle <30° and is therefore suitable to perform horizontal scans of reflectivity or to resolve the horizontal wind field. The system can be set up to a large variety of experiments such as Doppler Beam Swinging, Full Correlation Analysis, Frequency Domain Interferometry, Range Imaging Interferometry, Range Imaging with multiple frequencies, Meteor head echoes, Meteor specular observations and different vertical and horizontal scanning experiments.