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Validation of Clyde River SuperDARN radar velocity measurements with the RISR-C incoherent scatter radar

Alexander Koustov1, Robert Gillies2, and Peter Bankole1 Alexander Koustov et al.
  • 1University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 2University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Abstract. The study considers simultaneous plasma velocity measurements in the eastward direction carried out by the Clyde River SuperDARN HF radar and Resolute Bay incoherent scatter radar RISR-C. The HF velocities are found to be in reasonable agreement with RISR velocities up to magnitudes of 700–800m/s while for faster flows, the HF velocity magnitudes are noticeably smaller. The plasma flows eastward component inferred from SuperDARN convection maps (constructed for the area of joint measurements) shows the effect of smaller HF velocities even at smaller velocities. We show that the differences between the instruments can be significant and prolonged for observations of strongly-sheared plasma flows.

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Clyde River (CLY) SuperDARN radar velocities, reflecting plasma flows in the ionosphere, are consistent with measurements by the incoherent scatter radar RISR. While agreement is good in the range of RISR velocity magnitudes of 0–700 m/s, the CLY velocities become progressively smaller at faster flows. In one example of strong disagreements between the instruments, by 200 m/s, the radars monitored strongly sheared flows. Validation of the CLY radar confirms reliability of SuperDARN operation.
Clyde River (CLY) SuperDARN radar velocities, reflecting plasma flows in the ionosphere, are...