Mesospheric wind velocity data (30min. mean) observed with MF radar at Poker Flat, Alaska

Horizontal wind velocity in the altitude range of approx. 60-90 km is observed with Poker Flat MF (medium frequency) radar, using the radar wave at 2.43 MHz. The radar receives weak radio echo signals returned from the weakly ionized atmosphere (ionospheric D-region) at the target altitudes, to deduce horizontal air motions (Murayama, Y., K. Igarashi, D. D. Rice, B. J. Watkins, R. L. Collins, K. Mizutani, Y. Saito, and S. Kainuma, Medium Frequency Radars in Japan and Alaska for Upper Atmosphere Observations, IEICE Trans., E83-B, pp.1996-2003, 2000). Poker Flat MF radar has been constructed as part of Japan-US joint research program of Arctic middle & upper atmosphere ("Alaska Project") in collaboration between National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan (formerly Communications Research Laboratory), and Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Data Citation
Citation: Alaska Project of NICT (CRL)-GI/UAF, Mesospheric wind velocity data (30min. mean) observed with MF radar at Poker Flat, Alaska, doi:10.17591/55838dbd6c0ad
General Characteristics
Parameters: Mesospheric horizontal wind velocity
Processing level:
Temporal resolution: 30 minutes
Start date: 1998-10-16T01:45:00
Stop date: -PT1D
Observatory Location
Observatory: Poker Flat, Alaska
Latitude: 65.1°
Longitude: -147.5°
(Note: Latitudes and longitudes are expressed in decimal degrees. Eastern longitudes and Northern latitudes are positive.)
Citation & Contact Information
Acknowledgements: Alaska Project of NICT (CRL)-GI/UAF, Mesospheric wind velocity data (30min. mean) observed with MF radar at Poker Flat, Alaska
Contact Persons: Yasuhiro Murayama(orcid:0000-0003-1129-334X)
Links
Data Access: http://salmon.nict.go.jp/
DOI: 10.17591/55838dbd6c0ad
Digital Object Identifier
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