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ALOMAR Observatory
In Continuous Operation
24h, 365d year around
contact head of the facility: Michael Gausa michael.gausa@rocketrange.no tel:+47 76144510
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ALOMAR, the Arctic Lidar Observatory for Middle Atmosphere research is a Norwegian Research Facility, owned and operated by the Andøya Rocket Range AS (ARR). ALOMAR is responsible for all ground based scientific instruments at ARR. Leading research groups from Germany, USA, Canada, France, Japan, Spain and Norway are running instruments at ALOMAR and contribute with user fees to the operation of the facility. Currently research in all atmosphere layers is performed at ALOMAR, strong focus on troposphere, mesosphere and ionosphere research.
Michael Gausa
ALOMAR/Andøya Rocket Range AS
PB 54. N-8483 Andenes/Norway
+47 76144510
Facility TypeFixed
LocationOn the island Andøya in northern Norway, 69N, 16E
VariablesLidar systems at ALOMAR TYPE: Rayleigh, Mie & Raman Lidar (1064nm,532nm,355nm), HEIGHT RANGE: 30-90km, INSTITUTE: IAP, Kühlungsborn, Germany, CNRS, France TYPE: Na-lidar (589nm), HEIGHT RANGE: 85-110km, INSTITUTES: CSU, Fort Collins, CoRA, Boulder, Colorado, ALOMAR, NDRE NORWAY TYPE: Troposphere lidar(1064nm,532nm,355nm), HEIGHT RANGE: 0.3-25km, INSTITUTES: Oslo University, ALOMAR, NILU, Norway TYPE: OZONE Lidar(308nm,353nm), HEIGHT RANGE: 8-55km, INSTITUDES: NILU (Norwegian Institude for Air Reseach), ALOMAR, Norway Radar Systems at ALOMAR: TYPE: VHF Radar 53Mhz (ALWIN), FEATURES:Troposphere wind - halv hour means, PMSE and PMWE, Meteors TYPE: MF Radar, 2MHz, FEATURES: Wind field (50-98 km) half-hourly means prevailing wind, 2h- und 24h-tide, Electron density profile (70-90 km) TYPE: MF Radar, 3,1 MHZ, FEATURES: 29 crossed half-wave dipoles arranged as a Mills-Cross. minimum beam width of 6.4°. INSTITUTE: IAP, Kühlungsborn, Germany TYPE: Meteor Radar, 32 MHz. Features: Wind field 80-110km, Temperature 90 km, Information on incident meteoroids (velocitiy of incidence, radiant). INSTITUTE: IAP, Germany Passive Instrumentation Imaging Riometer (38.2 MHz): FEATURES: Ionospheric scintillation and its effect upon satellite communication, Auroral absorption and its effect upon HF wave propagation, Dynamics and structure of energetic particle precipitation, Artificially induced absorption and scintillation. INSTITUTE: Lancaster University, ALOMAR Northern light cameras, INSTITUTE: Oslo University and Tromsø University Aerosol Reseach - Cimel Sun Photometer. INSTITUTE: University of Valladolid, Spain; NILU, NORWAY, ALOMAR Ozone and Trace gases, and UV radiation - Brewer radiometer, INSTITUTE: NILU - GUV, INSTITUTE: NILU - Bentham Spectroradiometer, INSTITUTE: ALOMAR - DOAS, INSTITUTE: NILU Support Instrumentation for Calibration and testing - various systems
Archive Data Availabilityyes, on request
ALOMAR is part of the Andøya Rocket Range (ARR), the world's northernmost permanent launch facility for sounding rockets and scientific balloons. ARR is responsible for all science-related balloon and rocket operations in Norwegian territory. ARR provides complete services for launch, operations, data acquisition, recovery and ground instrumentation support. The range has conducted more than 800 rocket launches and hosted scientists and engineers from 100 institutes and universities from all around the world. http://www.rocketrange.no
11 May 2010 09:20