Auroral Quicklook Viewer of NIPR ground-based network

Purpose

The auroral quick-look viewer of NIPR ground-based network was created to easily find various auroral phenomena (e.g., auroral breakup, discrete aurora, pulsating aurora, etc) and check weather conditions at the observatories.

Data usage policy

If users want to use quick-look (QL) images in this site for any publications and/or presentations, please contact the Principal Investigator of the auroral observation (uapdata [at] nipr.ac.jp) at National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR). We welcome collaborative research and strongly recommend users to contact us early in order to ensure that the data are suitable for their research. When the QL images are used for any publications and/or presentations, we would like to ask the users to acknowledge NIPR and send us digital files of the publications and/or presentations.

For more detailed analysis of auroral data

Please use Space Physics Environment Data Analysis Software (SPEDAS)

Aurora Quicklook Viewer

Location

Location
name
Code Geogra.
Lat.(deg)
Geogra.
Lon.(deg)
Wave length Collaborating institutions
Longyearbyen

LYR

78.15

16.03

panchromatic

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Tromsø

TRO

69.58

19.22

558nm

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Tjörnes

TJO

66.20

-17.12

panchromatic

University of Iceland

Húsafell

HUS

64.67

-21.03

panchromatic

University of Iceland

Syowa

SYO

-69.00

39.58

panchromatic

 

South pole

SPA

-90.00

0

558nm

Kyoto University (Yusuke Ebihara),
New Jersey Institute of Technology (Andrew J. Gerrard)

McMurdo

MCM

-77.82

166.66

558nm

Kyoto University (Yusuke Ebihara),
New Jersey Institute of Technology (Andrew J. Gerrard)

References, Publications

Ogawa, Y., Y. Tanaka, A. Kadokura, K. Hosokawa, Y. Ebihara, T. Motoba, B. Gustavsson, U. Brändström, Y. Sato, S. Oyama, M. Ozaki, T. Raita, F. Sigernes, S. Nozawa, K. Shiokawa, M. Kosch, K. Kauristie, C. Hall, S. Suzuki, Y. Miyoshi, A. Gerrard, H. Miyaoka, and R. Fujii, Development of low-cost multi-wavelength imager system for studies of aurora and airglow, Polar Science, doi:10.1016/j.polar.2019.100501, 2019.

Information

The observations at South Pole and McMurdo stations have been conducted in collaboration with Kyoto University (Japan), the National Institute of Polar Research (Japan), Merrimack College (USA), and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA) with support provided from the U.S. National Science Foundation. The current award for South Pole and McMurdo stations is ANT-1643700, with the Principal Investigator of Prof. Andrew Gerrard (New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey). The observations at South Pole and McMurdo stations are also supported by Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) program, AP02, AP44, AP0903 and AP0927 with the Principal Investigator of Dr. Yusuke Ebihara (Kyoto University, Japan).

Contact

If you have any problems, questions, or comments, please contact the Polar Environment Data Science Center (uapdata [at] nipr.ac.jp).

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