CEDAR email: 2021 Incoherent Scatter Radar Summer School - ANNOUNCEMENT

Elizabeth Kendall Elizabeth.Kendall at ucf.edu
Fri Jan 22 00:27:38 MST 2021


2021 Incoherent Scatter Radar Summer School


July 19 – 24, 2021

The 2021 Incoherent Scatter (IS) Radar Summer School will be held virtually on July 19-24. The school provides students with experience in designing and running experiments at IS Radar facilities. IS Radars are large facilities used to study the ionosphere and provide measurements of altitude profiles of electron density, electron and ion temperatures, and ion plasma drift. There are several active IS Radars located in equatorial, mid-latitude, and high-latitude regions.

During this summer school, students will have the opportunity to run experiments with the Poker Flat (PFISR) radar located in mid-Alaska. The school will be structured to provide both lectures and experience in experiment design and analysis. The lectures will include an introduction to general radar concepts, phased array antennas, the theory of incoherent scatter, IS radar analysis techniques, and community databases. The experiment exercise will involve working closely with IS radar facility staff in the topic areas of proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists from multiple institutions.

The IS Radar summer school is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and attendance is limited. All students who wish to apply for the IS Radar summer school must follow the application instructions at the summer school web site:


The virtual nature of the 2021 school will provide limited opportunities for non-student participation depending on interest and resources, for those who are interested in learning more about the IS radar technique and applications.  These will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and those interested in this option should directly contact the email address below.

The 2021 IS Radar summer school is funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate, and is organized by the University of Central Florida. For more information about the school, please contact elizabeth.kendall at ucf.edu

The deadline for application submission is March 5, 2021.

Notice of acceptance will be sent to participants by March 26, 2021.


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