Principal Investigator: Paul Kintner
Sounding of the Cusp Ion Fountain Energization Region-2 (SCIFER2) launched at 0730 UT from Andoya Rocket Range in Andenes, Norway on January 18, 2008. The SCIFER-2 study was based on the previous, highly successful SCIFER mission launched in 1995. The SCIFER-2 payload reached 1460 km altitude and crossed several auroral arc and ion outflows measured by the EISCAT Svalbard ground radar. SCIFER-2 was instrumented to measured particles and fields as well as UV emissions (130 nm) from atmospheric atomic oxygen. The SCIFER2 event consisted of dynamic poleward moving auroral forms.
SCIFER2 launch; photo by Njal Gulbrandsen
- May 21, 2012 -- A paper entitled "Electron Temperature in the Cusp as Measured with the SCIFER-2 Sounding Rocket" , written by Eric Lund, Marc Lessard , Fred Sigernes, Dag Lorentzen, P.M. Kintner , Kristina Lynch, D.H. Huang, Beichen Zhang, and Dr. Huigen Yang has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
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