Current and future research with the Super Dual Auroral Radar Netwo rk

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An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Mark Lester (Leicester),Mervyn Freeman (NERC BAS), Jim Wild (Lancaster)*Contact: Mark Lester mle@leicester.ac.uk The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) has proven highly successful in the study of solar wind/magnetosphere coupling, magnetospheric dynamics and processes, the ionosphere, space weather, and investigations of the upper mesosphere, lower thermosphere and general atmospheric processes such as gravity waves, tides, and the geoelectric circuit. This Discussion meeting will reflect on the current science goals and activities of SuperDARN as well as present new opportunities for future research. These include the study of the polar cap regions, mid-latitude and geomagnetic storm effects, as well as coupling between the atmospheric layers. Discussion of collaborations with other ground and space based instruments and facilities is encouraged. 10.30 Kathryn McWilliams (University of Saskatchewan)
PolarDARN and the Dynamic Polar Cap10:50 Anasuya Aruliah (University College London)
Ionosphere and thermosphere modelling and observation with SuperDARN11:10 Angeline Burrell (University of Leicester)
Identification of radar backscatter regions with SuperDARN11:30 Mai Mai Lam (University of Reading)
Effect of the solar-wind?induced changes in the ionospheric electric field on tropospheric pressure and temperature11:50 R.C. Fear (University of Southampton), J.A. Carter (University of Leicester), H. Dahlgren (University of Southampton, also KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden), R. Maggiolo (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels) & S.E. Milan (University of Leicester/Birkeland Centre for Space Sciences, University of Bergen)
Observations of transpolar arcs12:10 Tim Yeoman (University of Leicester)
SuperDARN observations of ionospheric modification experiments: A history and future prospects 12:30 Lunch/Posters
Poster presenters will be in attendance at the posters (in the library) from 13:00.
Stephen Browett and Robert Fear (University of Southampton): Timescales for IMF By penetration into the Earth's magnetotail; Hannah Laurens and Adrian Grocott (Lancaster University): Mapping Substorm Time Convection; Heather McCreadie (Aberystwyth University): Characterization of TRINNI events 13:50 Lisa Baddeley & Dag Lorentzen (University of Norway in Svalbard)
Space Physics on Svalbard: Research and Infra - structure for investigating the auroral cusp region14:10 Adrian Grocott (Lancaster University)
Time-dependence of the IMF-control of large-scale ionospheric convection14:30 Simon G. Shepherd (Dartmouth College), Peter T. Gallagher (Trinity College, Dublin) and Joseph McCauley (Trinity College, Dublin)
SuperDARN in Ireland14:50 Gareth Chisham and Mervyn Freeman (British Antarctic Survey)
Space Weather with SuperDARN15:10 Mark Lester (University of Leicester) James A. Wild (Lancaster University), Aurelie Marchaudon (IRAP, Toulouse), E. Chris Thomas (University of Leicester), Stephen E. Milan (University of Leicester), Timothy K. Yeoman (University of Leicester) and Adrian Grocott (Lancaster University)
A new mid-latitude radar in Southern France15:30 Tea will be available in the Lower Library of the Geological Society  
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