An all-sky-camera format for radar auroral studies
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1975 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 10, Issue 10, pages 891–904, October 1975
How to Cite
1975), An all-sky-camera format for radar auroral studies, Radio Sci., 10(10), 891–904, doi:10.1029/RS010i010p00891., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 APR 1975
Installation of a phased-array antenna on a UHF radar located at Homer, Alaska, makes possible a variety of data presentations for studying the radar aurora. In this paper we describe a data handling procedure that permits rather direct comparison of radar auroral developments with optical auroral displays. The procedure involves coordinate transformation of digitized radar data to produce a display resembling an all-sky-camera photograph from a selected location beneath the radar's field of view in the E layer. We present here five representative case studies of auroral developments as displayed in the radar all-sky-camera format and simultaneously recorded by means of optical all-sky cameras located in central Alaska (Fort Yukon and Chatanika).