The MU radar

The middle and upper atmosphere radar (MU radar), located at the latitude of 34°51’08”N and longitude of 136°06’32”E, is a major observation facility in the Shigaraki MU Observatory of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University. The MU radar is one of the most powerful VHF-band atmosphere radar to observe the lower, middle, and upper atmospheres. The MU radar can monitor the atmosphere at the height of 1-25 km in the troposphere and lower stratosphere, 60-100 km in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, and 100-500 km in the ionosphere. Since 1984, the MU radar has been widely used by both domestic and international researchers as the domestic and international collaborative research facilities.

On September 2, 2010, a ceremony and party were held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the MU radar.

Details of the MU radar

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