Upper atmosphere and near space research at Buckland Park
Physics, The University of Adelaide
Last modified: August 8, 2011
The Buckland Park field site near Adelaide has been a key part of the international network of upper atmosphere and near space observing stations since the mid-1960s. Our research group, which operates the site, has continuously evolved since that time, developing new radars and radar techniques, and more recently, new optical techniques for investigating this region. Like the research group, the field site has been continuously developed. With the development of international ground based networks of instruments for investigating the near space region, the importance of the field site and the research conducted there has been further reinforced. In this talk, recent developments in the instrumentation of the site and in the research conducted there, along with plans for networks in the region will be presented.