University of Tromsø, Norway
Tromsø Geophysical Observatory's Ramfjordmoen field station
The Ramfjordmoen area, 30 km drive south from Tromsø, is the home for most of the ground based observation of the upper atmosphere from mainland Norway. Here we find the European Incoherent Scatter facilty (EISCAT) with its radars and ionospheric heating equipment. The University of Tromsø was the first to establish a field station at this location, this being the first building a visitor encounters on driving into the site.
The field station houses two radars, an "ionosonde" and a middle-frequency ("MF") system, both of which are in continual operation 24/7. Also, optical instruments owned by international co-workes are present and maintained by Tromsø Geophysical Observatory.
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Last page update 14.May 2009