3 record(s) found with the tag "solar wind" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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High latitude studies of the ionosphere E-region using the Sapphire North Radar System
Principal Investigator: Sofko, George J
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The Sapphire North Radar System uses 2 transmitters, at Sachs Harbour and Rankin Inlet, and a common receiver at Yellowknife. This system measures speeds of structures in the ionosphere (upper atmosphere) in order to study the transfer of energy from the solar wind to the earth. This energy transfer is most apparent during "magnetic storms" when there are displays of northern lights. The researc...

Operation of an induction magnetometer at Iqaluit, N.W.T.: A magnetic conjugate site to the South Pole site, Antarctica.
Principal Investigator: Arnoldy, Roger L.
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: Small fluctuations in the earth's magnetic field can be measured using induction antennas. These antennas are large coils of wire that are buried beneath the ground and placed in north-south, east-west and vertical directions. The measurements are recorded on an optical disc which can collect approximately one year's worth of data. One person will be on-site in order to check the accuracy of t...

Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies (MACCS)
Principal Investigator: Engebretson, Mark
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Summary: The researcher and his team will install magnetometers, instruments that passively measure the earth's magnetic field, at four sites. The MACCS project is part of a large international campaign to better understand the transfer of energy from the sun, via the solar wind, to the eath's magnetosphere and ionosphere....