Riometry at the Italian Antarctic station of Terra Nova Bay

G. De Francescht, A. De Santis, M. Cerrone, M. Chiappini, P. Palangio, G. Romeo, G. Ricci

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A solid-state riometer has been installed at Terra Nova Bay (74°42′S and 164°06′E) during the IX Italian Antarctic expedition (1993/1994) to provide, in the frame of the geophysical observatories, studies on the ionospheric absorption in the lower part of the ionosphere. This kind of measurements will integrate the already existing active vertical ionospheric sounding and the magnetic absolute vector observations, with the objective of investigating the state of the ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling. In order to evaluate the base disturbance to the riometer, a remote campaign has been performed at McCarthy Ridge, rather far from the base station, where no anthropic noise is expected. Preliminary data analysis confirms the good quality of the Antarctic riometer observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973 - 976
Number of pages4
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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De Francescht, G., De Santis, A., Cerrone, M., Chiappini, M., Palangio, P., Romeo, G., & Ricci, G. (1997). Riometry at the Italian Antarctic station of Terra Nova Bay. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C, 20(6), 973 - 976.