The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) and VY0ERC: Atmospheric Science and Ham Radio at 80N (Booth Talk)

TitleThe Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) and VY0ERC: Atmospheric Science and Ham Radio at 80N (Booth Talk)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsFogal, P
Conference NameDayton Hamvention
Date Published05/2019
PublisherHamSCI
Conference LocationXenia, OH
Abstract

Located at 80N, 86W on Ellesmere Island (IOTA NA-008) in the far north of Canada is the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) .  PEARL has been in operation since 2005 and consists of 3 distinct atmospheric observatories housing  instrumentation that sounds the atmosphere from the ground to approximately 100 km altitude.  PEARL measurements are mostly aimed at determining atmospheric composition through  the measurement of solar and atmospheric radiation, atmospheric particles, and signals from lidars and radars.  Located within the PEARL Ridge Laboratory (PRL) is the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station VY0ERC.  VY0ERC has been on the air since 2015 and is operated mainly by PEARL scientists VE1RUS and VE3KTB.