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Author Kassim, Namir E. ♦ White, Stephen M. ♦ Rodriguez, Paul ♦ Hartman, Jacob M. ♦ Hicks, Brian C. ♦ Lazio, Joseph ♦ Stewart, Kenneth P. ♦ Craig, Joseph ♦ Taylor, Gregory B. ♦ Cormier, Charles ♦ Romero, Van ♦ Jenet, Fredrick
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Suitable Transmitter ♦ Powerful Tool ♦ Excellent Receiver ♦ Solar Physic ♦ Cosmic Background Source ♦ Long Wavelength Array ♦ Imaging Hf Vhf Interferometer ♦ Solar-related Emission ♦ Nighttime Space Weather ♦ Lwa Consortium ♦ Accurate Calibration ♦ Sun-earth Environment ♦ Towards Earth ♦ New Approach ♦ Earth Surface ♦ Passive Receiver ♦ Solar Radar ♦ Temporal Ionospheric Structure ♦ Particle Acceleration ♦ Sensitive Monitor ♦ Total Electron Content ♦ Accurate Geomagnetic Storm Prediction ♦ Large Hf Vhf Array ♦ New Mexico ♦ Coronal Mass Ejection ♦ Passive Receiving Technique ♦ Diverse Range ♦ Space Weather Phenomenon ♦ Space Weather Investigation
Description and on behalf of the LWA Consortium. The Long Wavelength Array (LWA), currently under construction in New Mexico, will be an imaging HF/VHF interferometer providing a new approach for studying the Sun-Earth environment from the surface of the sun to the Earth’s ionosphere. The LWA will be a powerful tool for solar physics and space weather investigations, through its ability to characterize a diverse range of low-frequency, solar-related emissions, thereby increasing our understanding of particle acceleration and shocks in the solar atmosphere along with their impact on the Sun-Earth environment. As a passive receiver the LWA will directly detect Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) in emission, and indirectly through the scattering of cosmic background sources as they propagate towards Earth. If coupled with a suitable transmitter, the LWA would be an excellent receiver for solar radar, potentially demonstrating accurate geomagnetic storm prediction from the Earth’s surface. Both radar and passive receiving techniques could monitor the Sun-Earth environment during daytime as a compliment to nighttime space weather remote sensing techniques. The LWA will also naturally provide a measure of small-scale spatial and temporal ionospheric structure, a prerequisite for accurate calibration and imaging of solar and space weather phenomena. As a sensitive monitor of differences in total electron content (TEC) through the ionosphere, the LWA will provide an unprecedented
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Publisher Institution Physics, Ionospheric Science, and Solar Radar’, Proceedings of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Sept 14-17, 2010, Maui, Hawaii. (