Meridian Project Zone II Versions ZH3 Vol 6 (2) 2021
An incoherent scatter radar dataset at Qujing Station, Yunnan Province in 2015 and 2017
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DOI:  10.11922/csdata.2020.0075.zh
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.032
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.033
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.034
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.035
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.036
Dataset DOI:  10.12176/01.06.037
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Abstract & Keywords
Abstract: Anincoherent scatter radar can detect electron density, electron temperature, ion temperature, plasma line-of-sight velocity and many other parameters, which is the most powerful ground-based tool to monitor ionosphere. It is of great significance for studying the ionospheric space weather characteristics and models. This dataset includes two types of data, that is, power profile and power spectrum during 2015 and 2017. The former can be used to give a rough estimation on the electron density profile and the latter can be used to derive multiple parameters, such as electron density, and electron/ion temperature. The dataset can be used to analyze the spatial and temporal variation characteristics of ionospheric parameters in Qujing (25.60°N,103.82°E), and support the ionospheric model study.
Keywords: incoherent scatter radar; ionosphere; power profile; power spectrum; electron density; electron temperature; ion temperature
Dataset Profile
TitleAn incoherent scatter radar dataset at Qujing Station, Yunnan Province in 2015 and 2017
Data corresponding authorDING Zonghua (
Data authorChina Research Institute of Radio Wave Propagation
Time rangeJanuary-May, 2015; April-June, 2017
Geographical scopeQujing Station(25.60oN,103.82oE)
Data volume200 MB
Data format*.txt, *.JPEG
Data service system<> (Ionospheric electron density)
<> (Ionospheric electron and ion temperature)
<> (Power profile data)
<> (Plasma radial drift velocity)
<> (Ionospheric electron density image)
<> (Ionospheric electron and ion temperature image)
Source of fundingMeridian Project
Dataset compositionThe dataset is composed of ionospheric electron density, electron temperature, ion temperature and plasma line-of-sight velocity data. A data file is produced every several minutes. The effective detection time is related to device status and detection plan. Data items include station, year, month, day, hour, minute, second, azimuth, elevation, electron density, electron temperature, ion temperature, and plasma line- of- sight velocity.
Article and author information
Tang zhimei
Ding zonghua
Dai Liandong
Yang Song
Publication records
Released: Jan. 13, 2021 ( VersionsZH2
Published: June 30, 2021 ( VersionsZH3