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Courtesy of The Swedish Institute of Space Physics
The purpose of recording this data is to increase our understanding of possible long-term changes. Data collection has been ongoing since the 1950s. Furthermore, the data from the observatory can also provide schools, the public and other interested parties with information about aurora (northern lights) and magnetic activity.
The data from all of IRF’s measuring instruments is available online. Continuous measurements are made of the Earth’s magnetic field, aurora, cosmic radio noise and properties of the ionosphere.
Data collection takes place with the help of the following instruments:
All-sky-camera in Kiruna
Infrasound measurement stations in Kiruna, Lycksele, Jämtön and Sodankylä (Finland)
Ionosondes in Kiruna, Lycksele and Uppsala
Magnetometers in Kiruna and Lycksele
Meteor cameras in Kiruna and Abisko
Mm-wave radiometer in Kiruna
Riometers in Kiruna and Lycksele
Weather station in Kiruna
67° 50’26.588″N, 20° 24’40.045″E, 425m above MSL
The third digital all-sky camera (DASC)
Sony α7s with a Nikon Nikkor 8 mm 1:2.8 objective lens.
Operated: 2020-08-17 —