Illustration photo of EISCAT_3D. Copyright: @NIPR
EISCAT_3D is a new auroral radar at Skibotn, Troms, Norway. This research infrastructure will – for the first time – provide 3D images of the atmosphere (density, tempeture and winds) above the Fenno-Scandinavian Arctic with a high spatial resolution (a few hundred meters). This means that EISCAT_3D is well suited for e.g. space weather forecasts.
Prof. Kjellmar Oksavik has been interviewed about EISCAT_3D in the recent edition of Apollon. The article is entitled “Skal avsløre farlige solstormer med tusenvis av nye antenner” (in Norwegian only).
Also, you can watch more about the importance of EISCAT_3D in the video clip below, with expert commentary by (among others) Kjellmar Oksavik and Lisa Baddeley from BCSS.