Release of pyDARN Version 2.1 announced

By: miker  on: Mon., June 21, 2021 03:38 PM EDT  (432 Reads)
Marina Schmidt of the University of Saskatchewan SuperDARN group has announced the release of version 2.1 of pyDARN, a python library used for data visualization of SuperDARN data. It can be downloaded from Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/4958007(external link)
Via pip: pip3 install pydarn
Or upgrade: pip3 install --upgrade pydarn

The documentation for pyDARN has also been updated including tutorials for the new features: https://pydarn.readthedocs.io/en/main/index.html(external link)

For a description of the new features and additional information, click 'Read More'
Dr. Nishitani-san has informed co-authors and the wider SuperDARN community that the paper "Review of the accomplishments of mid-latitude Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) HF radars" published in PEPS has been recognized as a most highly cited paper among those published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2019. Dr. Nishitani-san conceived the idea of writing a review paper as a collaborative exercise with members of the international SuperDARN community and organized two writing workshops with funding from the Joint Research Program of ISEE, Nagoya University (ISEE/CICR International Workshop). For more information about the award see 'Read More'. For a news summary of the workshops and publication of the paper with citation details click http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=317(external link)
Link to ISEE news article showing Nishitani-san with award: https://www.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/news/award/2021/20210607.html(external link)

Congratulations to Nozomu and co-authors, and to all involved in making the mid-latitude SuperDARN radars a success!

SuperDARN Workshop 2021 hosted by SANSA (South Africa) and held virtually, 24-28 May, 2021

By: miker  on: Thu., Mar. 18, 2021 05:03 PM EDT  (1613 Reads)
Conference organizers Drs. Mike Kosch and Judy Stephenson have announced that the next SuperDARN workshop will be held virtually and hosted by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). The dates for the meeting are May 24-28, 2021. For more information see the conference home page at https://www.sansa.org.za/superdarn-workshop-2021/.(external link) Mike K has requested that all questions and comments be directed to
Significant dates:
Early bird registration deadline: 07 May 2021
Abstract Submission: 07 May 2021
Presentation submission deadline: 14 May 2021
Late bird registration deadline: 21 May 2021

Release of Radar Software Toolkit, RST4.5, and How-to-Cite information

By: miker  on: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021 10:38 AM EST  (1373 Reads)
On behalf of the SuperDARN Data Analysis Working Group, Co-chair Emma Bland (UNIS) has announced a new minor release of the Radar Software Toolkit, RST4.5. The release can be downloaded from Zenodo(external link) . For more information, click 'Read More'.

How to cite the software in publications:
SuperDARN Data Analysis Working Group, Thomas, E.G., Schmidt, M.T., Bland, E.C., Burrell, A.G., Ponomarenko, P.V., Reimer, A.S., Sterne, K.T., Walach, M.-T. (2021, January 13). SuperDARN Radar Software Toolkit (RST) 4.5 (Version v4.5). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4435297(external link)

How to acknowledge use of SuperDARN data

By: miker  on: Sun., Jan. 03, 2021 01:51 PM EST  (2152 Reads)
The research enabled by SuperDARN is due to the efforts of teams of scientists and engineers working in many countries to build and operate radars, process data and provide access, develop and improve data products, and assist users in interpretation. Users of SuperDARN data and data products are asked to acknowledge this support in presentations and publications. A brief statement on how to acknowledge use of SuperDARN data is provided below (click 'Read More').

Users are also asked to consult with a SuperDARN PI prior to submission of work intended for publication. A listing of radars and PIs with contact information can be found at Radar Maps/Tables/Links

SOLAR PREDICTION SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE SOLAR CYCLE 25

By: miker  on: Thu., Dec. 31, 2020 09:53 PM EST  (1320 Reads)
As reported on the SWPC website (swpc.noaa.gov) Solar Cycle 25 has begun. Quoting: "The solar minimum between Solar Cycle 24 and 25 - the period when the sun is least active - happened in December 2019, when the 13-month smoothed sunspot number fell to 1.8, according to the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel, co-chaired by NOAA and NASA. We are now in Solar Cycle 25 with peak sunspot activity expected in 2025." The press release by the National Weather Service with more details is available at https://www.weather.gov/news/201509-solar-cycle(external link)

Photo: Solar image obtained with Solar Ultraviolet Imager aboard GOES-East on Dec. 15, 2019. This is the sun at its least active. Credit: NOAA
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