Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ionospheric Visit

Because of the frequencies at which LOFAR observes, an understanding of the ionosphere is crucial to the interpretation of our results. On the other hand, LOFAR also offers a powerful tool for investigating this tenuous layer of the earth's atmosphere.

On 27-28 September 2010, a special meeting was organised by the UK solar-terrestrial physics community (MIST) to celebrate the life and work of the late Prof. Henry Rishbeth (1931-2010). The meeting took place in his home city of Southampton, and celebrated Henry's long commitment to the advancement of ionospheric science. And, on the afternoon of the 28th, a number of the attending physicists visited the LOFAR Chilbolton station. (Photograph by Th. Ulich.)

This post also appears on the STFC RAL website.

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