The Nineteenth Annual
RF Ionospheric Interactions Workshop
21 - 24 April 2013
Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico

sponsored by
National Science Foundation
in cooperation with
The Arecibo Observatory, SRI International, and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks

Program Chairman: Michael Sulzer, Arecibo Observatory

Steering Committee:  Asti Bhatt, SRI International; Mark Golkowski, University of Colorado Denver; Edward Kennedy, NorthWest Research Associates; Robert Moore, University of Florida; Roger Smith, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Anatoly Streltsov, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Student Representative: Divya Agrawal, University of Florida

Ex Officio:  Richard Behnke, National Science Foundation; Paul Bernhardt, Naval Research Laboratory; William Bristow, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Lewis Duncan, Rollins College; Farzad Kamalabadi, National Science Foundation; Michael Kelley, Cornell University; Kent Miller, Air Force Office of Scientific Research; Craig Selcher, Air Force Research Laboratory; James Sheerin, Eastern Michigan University; Michael Sulzer, Arecibo Observatory; James Secan, NorthWest Research Associates

 

WORSHOP PROGRAM

Sunday, April 21

08:00 - 16:00               Registration – Arecibo Observatory (AO) Learning Center

            Breakfast and Lunch are available at the AO cafeteria

09:00 - 11:30   Observatory tours

11:30 - 12:30   Lunch in AO cafeteria

Student Tutorial Session - Low and Mid-Latitude Aeronomy

AO Learning Center

Paul Bernhardt, Chairperson

 

13:00 - 13:05   Opening Remarks – Paul Bernhardt

13:05 - 13:30   Introduction to Aeronomy, Brenton Watkins

13:30 - 13:55   Mid Latitude Processes and Dynamics, John Foster

13:55 - 14:20   The Mid-latitude E-region, Paul Bernhardt

14:20 - 14:30   Break

14:30 - 14:55   The Equatorial E-region, Dave Hysell

14:55 - 15:20   Radar Observations, Mike Sulzer

 

15:20 - 15:45   Global Ionospheric Modeling, TBD

15:45 - 16:10   Ionospheric Modeling Techniques, Chris Fallen

Evening Reception and Dinner

Punta Maracayo Resort Convention Center

 

18:00 – 19:00 Reception (complimentary snacks and soft drinks)

19:00 – 21:00 Dinner

21:00 – 22:00   Banquet Address, Rich Behnke

 

Monday, April 22

AO Visitor Center Auditorium

07:00 - 08:30   Registration

07:15 - 08:15   Breakfast buffet

08:30 - 08:40   Welcome/Student Introductions, Mike Sulzer, Program Chairman

08:40 - 08:50   Opening Remarks, Rich Behnke, Bob Kerr

The Arecibo Observatory

 

09:00 - 09:30   Upper Atmosphere / Ionosphere Coupling, John Foster

09:30 - 09:55   The Discovery and Study of HF-induced Langmuir Turbulence at Arecibo, Brett Isham

09:55 – 10:20  Research Opportunities at Arecibo Using the New HF Heater, the 430 MHz Radar, and New Kinetic Modeling Methods, Don Dubois

10:20 - 10:30   Break

Facility Status Reports

10:30 - 10:50   HAARP Facility Update, Mike McCarrick

10:50 - 11:00   The PARS Summer School, Bill Bristow

11:00 - 11:15   The Future of the HAARP Facility, Bob McCoy

11:15 - 11:45   SURA Facility Update, Dmitry Kotik

11:45 - 12:00   SPEAR Facility Update, Mike Kosch

12:00 - 13:30   Lunch (provided in deck area)

13:30 - 14:00   Arecibo HF Facility Status Report, Mike Sulzer

 14:00 - 14:30 EISCAT Facility Update, Mike Kosch

14:30 - 15:00   Poster Summaries

15:00 - 15:15   Break

15:15 - 16:00   Poster Summaries

16:00 - 17:00   Poster Viewing I (Visitor Center/Learning Center)

17:00 - 19:00   Dinner (provided by the pool area)

19:00 – 21:00 Poster Viewing II

 

Tuesday, April 23

AO visitor center

 

08:00 - 10:00   Arecibo Observatory tours      

The Arecibo Observatory II

10:00 - 10:30   Keynote Address: The Arecibo Observatory, Herb Carlson

10:30 - 11:00   Optical Emissions at Arecibo Observatory, Paul Bernhardt

Artificial Plasma Enhancements

11:00 - 11:30   MUIR Observations, Brenton Watkins

11:30 - 12:00   Theoretical Perspective, Mike Kosch

12:00 - 13:30   Lunch (catered in deck area)

13:30 - 14:00   Artificial Ionization produced by High Power Radio Waves from HAARP, Paul Bernhardt

14:00 - 14:30   New Results on Artificial Layers, Dennis Papadopoulos

The BRIOCHE Program

14:30 - 15:00   Program Overview, Chia-Lie Chang and the BRIOCHE team

15:00 - 15:15   Break

15:15 - 16:15   Program Overview Continued, Chia-Lie Chang and the BRIOCHE team

EISCAT Heating Experiments

16:15 – 16:45  EISCAT Russian Heating Experiments, Nataly Blagoveshchenskaya

 

Wednesday, April 24

PhD Thesis Reports

08:30 – 09:00 Approximating ambient D-region electron densities using Dual-Beam HF heating experiments at HAARP, Divya Agrawal

09:00 - 09:30   Recent SEE Observations and Modeling During Electron Gyro-Harmonic Heating at HAARP, Alireza Mahmoudian

09:30 - 10:00   Time-of-Arrival analysis applied to ELF/VLF wave generation at HAARP, Shuji Fujimaru

10:00 - 10:15   Break

10:15 – 10:35  Arecibo HF Facility Campaign Update, Mike Sulzer

10:35 – 11:35  Arecibo HF Campaign Planning Discussion, Mike Sulzer

11:35 - 11:40   Closing Remarks, Mike Sulzer