During the northern hemisphere summer of 2003, from July 18 to September 18, a sprite observation campaign was conducted with measurements from Southern Europe, coordinated with measurements from the magnetically conjugate region in South Africa. The goal of the campaign was to investigate the electromagnetic signatures of sprite emissions, their effect on the ionosphere above, and possible effects of the relativistic acceleration process manifested in the magnetically conjugate hemisphere. Measurements in Europe included optical video imaging from a remotely controlled, semi-automatic, camera system located at the Observatoire Midi Pyrenee, in the Pyrenee mountains in Southern France, and ELF-HF electromagnetic observations from several locations. The observations in South Africa included kHz time-resolution measurements of optical emissions taken by an array of 6 photometers and VLF electromagnetic emissions. The presentation will give an overview of the campaign, the meteorological conditions, and present some first results.
|Conference||Eos Trans., Fall Meet. Suppl.Eos Trans., Fall Meet. Suppl.|
|Period||01/01/2003 → …|