An Advanced VHF Radar for Studies of the Coupling, Dynamics and Temperature of the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere
This UK Joint Research Equipment Initiative (JREI) project installed an advanced VHF (Very High Frequency) meteor radar at Bear Lake Observatory (BLO) in Utah, USA. The radar measures the winds, waves and tides of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. The radar design was optimised to make measurements of the variances, fluxes and variability of gravity waves by the use of pulse coding. The pre-t0-phase technique (see linked documentation for details) was employed to estimate meteor astronomical entry speeds and flexible modes of operation were designed into the system. The BLO site hosts complementary optical instruments including optical images and lidars.
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