SuperDARN Onsite School 2019


Dates: June 8-9, 2019

Place: SuperDARN Hokkaido radar site (Rikubetsu-Town, Hokkaido, Japan)

 Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) 2019 Onsite School was held during June 8-9, 2019, at the SuperDARN Hokkaido radar site, which belongs to the Rikubetsu Observatory of Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University. It was held right after the SuperDARN 2019 Workshop at Highland Resort Hotel & Spa (Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi, Japan; at the foot of Mt. Fuji) during June 2-7, 2019, The school was sponsored by ISEE, Nagoya University. There were total of 4 participants.
 The SuperDARN is a network of High Frequency (HF) radars located in the high- and mid-latitude regions of both hemispheres that is used to study the dynamics of the ionosphere and upper atmosphere on global scales. There are a total of 36 SuperDARN radars, 23 in the northern hemisphere and 13 in the southern hemisphere. There are two SuperDARN radars located in Rikubetsu Town, about 20 km away from the Rikubetsu Observatory. During the school, the participants listened to the description of the basic principle of the radar system at the Rikubetsu Observatory, and then joined the tour to the radar site. The participants looked at the radar system and antennas intensively, then asked several questions.

June 08 (Sat)
09:00-09:05 Car ride from the hotel (Aurora House) to Rikubetsu Observatory
09:05-10:00 Lecture on the basic information of the SuperDARN radar system (Rikubetsu Observatory)
Lecturer: Nozomu Nishitani
10:00-10:20 Car ride to the radar site
10:20-12:30 Visit to the SuperDARN Hokkaido East / West radar sites
12:30-12:50 Car ride back to the Town
12:50-14:00 Lunch at Hata Restaurant
14:00-14:30 Break
14:30-16:30 Discussion at the hotel meeting room
16:30-18:00 Break
18:00-19:00 Dinner at the hotel
June 09 (Sun)
All day Discussion and excursion