Long-Term and Solar Variability effects in the Upper Atmosphere

Updated 2003-06-19

Objective: to determine how solar activity influences temperatures, winds, electric currents and minor constituents and to allow possible anthropogenic influences to be determined. Uses primarily measurements by the ESRAD and EISCAT radars, plus ground-based and balloon-borne measurements of atmospheric electric fields and currents.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

Research is primarily based on ionosphere and upper atmosphere measurements by the EISCAT , ESRAD and Univ. Wales SkiYmet radars , complemented by local observations from cameras, the Univ. Bonn lidar , and meteorological databases.

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1999 - 2020
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Sheila Kirkwood
Address
Swedish Institute of Space Physics Box 812 981 28 Kiruna Sweden
Phone
+46 980 79083
Fax
+46 980 79050
Email
es.fri@aliehs

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol

Geography

Regions studied
Fennoscandia
Finland
Norway
Scandinavia
Svalbard
Sweden

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Data are stored at IRF. Data can be provided on request after an agreement on the use of the data has been made.
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
http://www.irf.se/upatm/epubs/
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Research is primarily based on ionosphere and upper atmosphere measurements by the EISCAT , ESRAD and Univ. Wales SkiYmet radars , complemented by local observations from cameras, the Univ. Bonn lidar , and meteorological databases.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Yes
Other institutes involved in the project

EISCAT Scientific Association University of Wales University of Bonn

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