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The South/Canadian face of the Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar (RISR) is the cornerstone of a new imaging facility in the Canadian high arctic. Supported by 9 redline auroral cameras, a SuperDARN radar and GPS instrumentation, RISR-C will provide detailed measurements of ionospheric plasma properties that will enable new and exciting research into auroral energy deposition and effects on navigation systems.  Read more

GO Canada

 The UofC hold four Geospace Observatory (GO)-Canada contribution agreements for data production and distribution and also four contribution agreements for GO-Canada Science and Applications. To learn more about these projects click here, or use the navigation pane on the left.



 THEMIS consists of five satellites that come together every four days in a radial alignment over central Canada. When these alignments occur, the satellites will make in situ measurements of the particles and fields that will allow us to identify the region of space in which the substorm energy release starts and consequently the process...Read more



AuroraMAX is a five-year educational and public outreach initiative that features live broadcast of the Northern Lights from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The project is designed to raise awareness of the science of the Northern Lights, and how the Sun’s relationship with Earth can affect our daily lives. AuroraMAX will allow skywatchers to follow the intensity and frequency of the aurora borealis leading up to Solar Maximum (hence the name AuroraMAX). Solar Maximum, the most active period of the Sun’s 11-year cycle (which consequently produces the most active auroras), is expected to peak in 2013...Read More

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