The 3rd EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 18-20 May 2011

The 3rd user meeting for the EISCAT_3D project took place in Uppsala, Sweden, on 18-20 May, 2011. It focused on planning for the science of the EISCAT_3D project, emphasising atmospheric physics in particular.

The programme contained the following presentations

EISCAT_3D and Atmospheric Science
The EISCAT_3D Science case: Atmospheric section (Ian McCrea)
“Hot” science questions in the MLT - Potential for observations with EISCAT_3D (Norbert Engler)
Studies of gravity waves and turbulence in the atmosphere (Viktoria Sofieva)
EISCAT 3D and collaborative studies of the middle atmosphere - gravity waves, tides and planetary waves (Nick Mitchell)
New EISCAT_3D opportunities for atmospheric research from the middle down to the lower altitudes (Evgenia Belova and Sheila Kirkwood)
Monitoring space weather impacts on D-region electron densities with EISCAT_3D (Mark Clilverd)
Ice, smoke and charges in the polar summer mesosphere (Jörg Gumbel)
The MU radar head echo observation programme for sporadic and shower meteors: 2009 June to 2010 December, and what to expect from EISCAT_3D (Johan Kero)
On high-latitude D-region ionosphere as seen by the EISCAT Svalbard radar during the continuous 1-year IPY experiment (Esa Turunen)
HIWind Kiruna flight in June 2011 (Qian Wu)
General EISCAT_3D Science
The EISCAT_3D Science case: Current status (Ian McCrea)
EISCAT_3D Science case (Anita Aikio)
The smallest and fastest aurora – estimating its energy and flux (Betty Lanchester)
The next orders of magnitude – What's next in auroral research, with some geographical implications (Björn Gustavsson)
EISCAT observations of field-aligned ion flow in the topside ionosphere (Yasonobu Ogawa)
Mesoscale ionospheric tomography in Scandinava (TomoScand) and EISCAT 3D - added value for both projects (Olaf Amm)
EISCAT-3D Science topics (Kjellmar Oksavik)
Solar wind measurements using EISCAT 3D (Richard Fallows)
On designing the EISCAT_3D system (Markku Lehtinen)
Dual polarisation lag profile inversion (Juha Vierinen)
KAIRA - Kilpisjärvi Atmospheric Imaging Receiver Array (Derek McKay-Bukowski)
KAIRA Science (Thomas Ulich)
Radar probing of azimuthal perturbations - Experimental demonstration of the spiral (OAM) imaging technique at radio frequencies (Bo Thidé)
Plasma angular momentum effects and twisted radar beams (Thomas Leyser)
The Esrange 50 MHz HPLA radar - an application to the Swedish Research Council Stephan Buchert
Reaching out to a global user community (Thomas Ulich)
Current Status and Future Plans of the Preparatory Phase
EISCAT Roadmap (Esa Turunen)
WP1, WP2 and WP5: Management, site selection and consortium building (Esa Turunen)
WP3: Science planning and user engagement (Anita Aikio)
WP4: Outreach activities (Anders Tjulin)
WP6: Performance specification (Ian McCrea)
WP7: Digital signal processing (Markku Lehtinen)
WP8: Antenna, front end and time synchronisation (Tore Lindgren)
WP9: Transmitter development (Gudmund Wannberg)
WP10: Aperture synthesis imaging radar (Vasyl Belyey)
WP11: Software theory and implementation (Mikko Orispää)
EISCAT_3D in the next 12 months (Ian McCrea)

For more information, please check the meeting web-site at:
http://www.space.irfu.se/workshops/EISCAT-3D_User2011/