T he Imaging Radar Interferometer on Guadeloupe is located on an agricultural research site operated by INRA of France. The radar has the feature of looking perpendicular to B at F-region altitudes over the field of view of Arecibo.
The radar is used to observe F region field-aligned plasma density irregularities associated with medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances in the ionosphere. Irregularities are also produced during geomagnetically active periods under spread F conditions. Aperture synthesis radar imaging allows us to observe the structuring and to compare it with observations made with the Arecibo incoherent scatter radar, resonace lidar , and Boston University imager .
The radar was deployed as part of a joint project involving Clemson University, Cornell University, and the University of the Virgin Islands. The first experimental results from summer campaigns in 2013 appear below.
|UT Date||CSR RTI||images||images||images||ISR linefeed||ISR gregorian|
|Jun. 17 2008||s080617.pdf||s080617.mpg|
|Jul. 4 2008||s080704.pdf||s080704.mpg|
|Jul. 28 2008||s080728.pdf||s080728.mpg||s080728.mpg|
|Sep. 26 2008||s080926.pdf||s080926.mpg||l080926.pdf||g080926.pdf|
|Sep. 27 2008||s080927.pdf||s080927.mpg||l080927.pdf||g080927.pdf|
|Sep. 28 2008||s080928.pdf||s080928.mpg||l080928.pdf||g080928.pdf|
|Sep. 29 2008||s080929.pdf||s080929.mpg||s080929-2.mpg||l080929.pdf||g080929.pdf|
|Sep. 30 2008||s080930.pdf||s080930.mpg||l080930.pdf||g080930.pdf|
|Oct. 1 2008||s081001.pdf||s081001.mpg||s081001-2.mpg||l081001.pdf|
These are some of the sights of the radar and the island, as photographed by the team from Clemson and Cornell.