4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
[PEM10-25] Meteor observations with large aperture radars - an outlook for EISCAT_3D and EMU
Keywords:meteor, upper atmosphere, high power large aperture radar
MU radar observations demonstrate that meteors originating from any direction down to a few degrees above the local horizon can be accurately detected with an interferometric phased array. The location of EMU at the equator therefore enables coverage of a large fraction of the celestial sphere during each diurnal cycle. A meteor observation programme at EMU operating in parallel with atmospheric measurements would give excellent overall coverage of the meteor activity and transient outbursts. We present a coverage estimation based on observations conducted with MU and show how an observation programme at EMU would complement observations with radar facilities at other latitudes.
EISCAT_3D will consist of multiple phased arrays located in northern Fenno-Scandinavia. The multi station- and interferometric design offers extended possibilities to investigate the fine details of meteoroid-atmosphere interaction processes, as well as significantly increased accuracy of meteoroid orbit determination capabilities compared to currently available radar facilities.