[TangerineSDR] [HamSCI] Grapes Funded for 2023/2024 Eclipse Study
hwardsil at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 17:03:59 EDT 2022
Wow - that's great news! Good job to all involved.
Maybe we'll find out the true nature of the Black Hole of HF Propagation in
I'll be happy to participate with a very quiet site for a Grape
installation in central Missouri.
73, Ward N0AX
On Tue, Aug 2, 2022 at 3:51 PM Kim, Hyomin <hyomin.kim at njit.edu> wrote:
> Perhaps, our HamSCI magnetometer network can be implemented into this new
> [image: NJIT logo] <https://www.njit.edu/> *Hyomin Kim*
> Assistant Professor
> Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research
> Institute for Space Weather Sciences
> hmkim at njit.edu • (973) 596-5704
> 104 Tiernan Hall, 161 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2022 at 4:32 PM Dr. Nathaniel A. Frissell Ph.D. <
> nathaniel.frissell at scranton.edu> wrote:
>> Hi, HamSCI!
>> I’m very happy to tell you that we just received a 3-year NSF grant to
>> use the Grape Personal Space Weather Stations to studying the ionospheric
>> impact of the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses, as well as ionospheric
>> variability that occurs at dawn and dusk. Here are some of the science
>> questions we are going to be working to address:
>> 1. How do dawn and dusk ionospheric variability as observed by HF
>> Doppler shift measurements vary with local time, season, latitude,
>> longitude, frequency, distance, and direction from the transmitter?
>> 2. Is eclipse ionospheric response symmetric with regard to onset and
>> recovery timing?
>> 3. How similar is the eclipse to daily dawn and dusk terminator
>> 4. Do we observe multipath HF mode-splitting in the post-eclipse
>> interval that is similar to dawn events?
>> 5. How is the response different for the southward Annular eclipse in
>> 2023 compared to the northward Total eclipse of 2024?
>> This grant will fund about 30 Grape v2 receivers to be deployed across
>> the US and Canada, as well as support for a PhD student at Case Western and
>> MS Software Engineering student at Scranton. We will also work to make
>> additional Grapes available for purchase to volunteers. These Grapes will
>> be using signals from both WWV and CHU for these studies.
>> I’d like to thank many people for helping us get this grant, including
>> Kristina Collins KD8OXT, David Kazdan AD8Y, John Gibbons N8OBJ, Rachel
>> Boedicker AC8XY, Christian Zorman, Bill Engelke AB4EJ, Steve Cerwin WA5FRF,
>> Phil Erickson W1PJE, Mary Lou West KC2NMC, Bob Gerzoff WK2Y, Rachel
>> Frissell W2RUF, and the entire HamSCI Grape Personal Space Weather Station
>> Here are some press releases:
>> If you would like to participate, please join us at our Thursday 10 AM
>> Eastern telecons! See https://hamsci.org/get-involved for more info.
>> 73 Nathaniel W2NAF
>> Dr. Nathaniel A. Frissell, Ph.D., W2NAF
>> HamSCI Lead / Assistant Professor
>> Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering
>> University of Scranton
>> (973) 787-4506
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