Meridian Project Zone II Versions ZH3 Vol 6 (2) 2021
A dataset from the Zhongshan HF coherent scatter radar in Antarctica (2012)
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DOI:  10.11922/csdata.2020.0079.zh
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.028
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.029
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.030
: 2020 - 07 - 21
: 2021 - 03 - 02
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Abstract & Keywords
Abstract: Zhongshan HF radar located in the southwestern highland of Chinese Antarctic Zhongshan station ( ~69.4°,~76.4°), one component of SuperDARN (Super Dual Auroral Radar Network), was built successfully and put into operation in April 2010. The Zhongshan HF radar is the only HF radar running in Antarctica for the Chinese scientific community, which has played a crucial role in measuring ionospheric plasma convection by using radar line-of-sight Doppler velocity. The dataset includes the data acquired in 2012, which comprises of radar rawacf, fitacf files and processed Range-Time-Intensity (RTI) plot. By using this dataset, researchers can carry out studies on polar magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, high-latitude ionospheric convection, plasma irregularities and magnetospheric substorm.
Keywords: coherent scatter radar; polar ionosphere; ionospheric convection; ionospheric plasma irregularity
Dataset Profile
TitleA dataset from the Zhongshan HF coherent scatter radar in Antarctica (2012)
Data authorsPolar Research Institute of China
Time range2012
Geographical scopeGeographic latitude and longitude (~69.4°S, ~76.4°E), geomagnetic latitude-74.5°, MLT=UT=1.75, LT=UT+5. Central beam of the radar is borisite 72.5°, line-of-sight range extending from 180 km to 3000 km with azimuthal scanning around 52°.
Spatial resolution45 km
Data volume248GB(fitacf), 2.8TB(rawacf)
Data format*.rawacf, *.fitacf, *.ps
Data service system<> (Raw ACF)
<> (Fitted ACF)
<> (HF radar Range-Time Plot)
Sources of fundingMeridian Project; National Natural Science Foundation of China (41974185, 41304149).
Dataset compositionThe dataset consists of 3 types of data files. ZSZ_HFR01_DCF_L01_02H_*. rawacf is a rawacf format file generated at an interval of two hours, ZSZ_HFR01_DPV_L21_02H_*.fitacf is a fitacf format file generated at an interval of two hours, ZSZ_HFR01_IPL_L31_02H_*.ps is radar Range-Time-Intensity plot generated at an interval of two hours.
Article and author information
Liu Jianjun
Hu Hongqiao
Chen Xiangcai
Publication records
Released: Jan. 13, 2021 ( VersionsZH2
Published: June 28, 2021 ( VersionsZH3