Monday, May 31, 2004

Shortwave Radar Expands

Interesting to see the Australians/New Zealanders are putting such an effort into an environmental radar. The antennas looks serious!

The Tasman International Geospace Environment Radar (Radar) is a dual HF radar system with overlapping foot-prints designed to map ionospheric motions by detecting ionospheric scatter. The first radar was set up on Bruny Island, Tasmania at the end of 1999 and development of the second radar to be placed near Invercargill, NZ, has begun. TIGER is part of the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) which currently consists of 15 radars deployed in the northern and southern hemispheres.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a good effort going into this project from the people of Southland, Invercargill. The articles in the local paper mention how the community is backing the project all the way. I keen to find out more and follow its progress closely. What specifics is the radar station going to achieve?