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New device for ionosphere’s sounding will be installed in the Arctic

25.08.2020

New device for ionosphere’s sounding will be installed in the Arctic

The hardware-software complex for continuous ionosphere radio-sounding will be installed at the Cape Baranova ice base of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). The base is located on the Bolshevik island of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago. This was announced by the press service of the Institute on Sunday.

“The complex of high-orbit radio tomography, developed by the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAP RAS), will be implemented at the Cape Baranova ice base research station, says the message.

The press service explained that the project, being a joint project of the AARI and the Institute of Applied Geophysics, will become a new point that will transmit information about the ionosphere in the water area of the northern seas. The existing system of ionosphere monitoring in Russia, which was established 8 years ago, collects data from 130 stations, located throughout the country.


"New observation point will expand the capabilities of the existing Arctic monitoring networks of the AARI and will provide new data on the parameters of the ionosphere, the nature of solar-terrestrial relations and the auroral zone”, says the message.

Today, Cape Baranova research station is operating in the Arctic, where the staff comprises 20 people, as well as the Russian Science Center of the Spitsbergen archipelago, where 10 people are working.


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