Resolving ambiguous direction of arrival of weak meteor radar trail echoes

SND-ID: 2020-94-1. Version: 1. DOI:


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Alexander Kozlovsky - Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

Mark Lester - University of Leicester, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Research principal

Swedish Institute of Space Physics - Solar terrestrial and atmospheric research programme rorId


A short segment of data from the SGO SKiYMET system (meteor trail radar) that has previously been collected during a meteor shower, but not made public, was chosen as a basis for the study of ambiguous echo direction of arrival.

This data set includes measurement data of meteor trail echoes from the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory SKiYMET radar. "" File contains the raw data from confirmed trail echoes and each belong to a specific row of the summary output "mp20181213_sodankyla.mpd" file. The zip file also contains a PDF that describes the data. The analys results are also avalible in "". In this file there is a "README.txt" file that describes the data.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

2018-12-13 – 2018-12-13

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Finland

Geographic description: Sodankylä: Latitude +67.4, Longitude +26.6

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Solar terrestrial and atmospheric research programme

Topic and keywords

Research area

Meteorology and atmospheric sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)



Published: 2020-09-24