DELTA-2 campaign

DELTA-2 campaign

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What is the DELTA campaign?

In order to investigate the dynamics and energetics in the polar lower thermosphere, coordinated sounding rocket observation with the European Incoherent Scatter (EISCAT) radar ground-based Fabry-Perot Interferometers (FPIs) was successfully conducted during the Dynamics and Energetics of the Lower Thermosphere in Aurora (DELTA) campaign on 13 December 2004. In the DELTA campaign, the vertical profile of neutral temperature in the lower thermosphere was obtained by the sounding rocket experiment, the time variations of neutral temperature and winds at the auroral emission altitudes were measured with two FPIs, and the vertical and temporal profiles of ionospheric parameters and neutral winds were observed by the EISCAT radar. The results were published in a special issue of Earth, Planets and Space, Vol.58, 2006.

The DELTA-2 campaign is scheduled for Jan 2009.
Your participation and cooperation to the DELTA-2 campaign would be highly appreciated.