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Authors: Pezzopane, M.* 
Zuccheretti, E.* 
Bianchi, C.* 
Scotto, C.* 
Zolesi, B.* 
Cabrera, M. A.* 
Ezquer, R. G.* 
Title: The new ionospheric station of San Miguel de Tucumán
Issue Date: 22-Oct-2007
Series/Report no.: / 68 (2007)
Keywords: ionosonde
equatorial anomaly
Subject Classification01. Atmosphere::01.02. Ionosphere::01.02.99. General or miscellaneous 
01. Atmosphere::01.02. Ionosphere::01.02.05. Wave propagation 
01. Atmosphere::01.02. Ionosphere::01.02.06. Instruments and techniques 
Abstract: At the end of August 2007 an Advanced Ionospheric Sounder (AIS), built at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Rome, Italy, was installed at San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina (geographical coordinates: 26.9 S, 294.6 E; magnetic coordinates: 15.5 S, 3.8 E), particularly interesting for its location, near the southern peak of the equatorial anomaly. AIS-INGV is a digital low-power pulse-compressed ionosonde. In order to reduce the transmitted power, weight, size, power consumption, and to have an excellent reliability, advanced HF-radar techniques were employed. The ionosonde is also equipped with Autoscala, a software able to perform an automatic scaling of the ionogram.
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