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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2014. Opportunities for High-Power, High-Frequency Transmitters to Advance Ionospheric/Thermospheric Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18620.
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Workshop Participants

WORKSHOP ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Louis J. Lanzerotti Chair, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Paul A. Bernhardt, Naval Research Laboratory

Herbert C. Carlson, Utah State University

Anthea J. Coster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John C. Foster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sixto A. González, Arecibo Observatory/SRI International

David L. Hysell, Cornell University

Brett Isham, Interamerican University, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Elizabeth A. Kendall, SRI International

Kristina A. Lynch, Dartmouth College

Konstantinos (Dennis) Papadopoulos, University of Maryland

GUESTS

Richard Behnke, National Science Foundation (NSF) GEO/AGS

Chia-Lie Chang, BAE Systems

Bob Clauer, Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Lars Dryud, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Lt. Col. Jose Harris, Chief of Space Operations Plans, HQ USAF/A3O-W

Col. John Haynes (ret.), U.S. Air Force, SAF/AQRT

Joe Huba, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

Rob Jacobsen, Marsh Creek, McLean, Virginia

John Luginsland, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/RTB

Mike McCarrick, Marsh Creek, McLean, Virginia

Robert McCoy, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Kent L. Miller, AFOSR/RTB

Evgenii Mishin, Air Force Research Laboratory

Jade Morton, Miami University (Ohio)

Andy Nagy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Meers Oppenheim, Boston University

Larry Paxton, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Todd Pedersen, Air Force Research Laboratory

Rob Phaff, NASA GSFC

Robert Robinson, NSF GEO/AGS

Anne-Marie Schmoltner, NSF GEO/AGS

Josh Semeter, Boston University

Tom Slanger, SRI International, Palo Alto, California

Mike Taylor, Utah State University

Lara Waldrop, University of Illinois

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2014. Opportunities for High-Power, High-Frequency Transmitters to Advance Ionospheric/Thermospheric Research: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18620.
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Opportunities for High-Power, High-Frequency Transmitters to Advance Ionospheric/Thermospheric Research is the summary of a workshop convened by the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council in May 2013. The request for this workshop was informed by the sponsors' awareness of the possibility that tight budgets would result in the Department of Defense's curtailment or even termination1 of support for the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), which includes the world's highest-power and most capable high-frequency transmitter - "heater" - for ionospheric research. Although the workshop was organized to consider the utility of heaters in upper atmospheric research in general, it had a specific focus on the HAARP transmitter facility, which is located in a remote part of southeastern Alaska.

Research conducted by the ionospheric modifications community - a community that uses high-frequency transmitters to inject energy in the ionosphere and measure its effects using ground and space-based diagnostics - is focused on understanding the interaction of radio waves with the ionospheric plasma, the local consequences of heating in the ionosphere, and studies of non-linear plasma physics processes. The workshop provided a forum for information exchange between the comparatively small group of scientists engaged in programs of upper atmospheric research using high-power high-frequency radar transmitters and the larger ionospherethermosphere-magnetosphere research community.

This report examines the state of the art in active ionospheric and thermospheric research; considers the fundamental research areas in ionospheric science that can be addressed using high-power high-frequency-band transmitters; discusses emerging science questions that might benefit from active ionospheric experiments in the sub-auroral zone; and considers ways to combine similar facilities to perform global ionospheric science. The report also examines research opportunities that might arise from the relocation of the AMISR incoherent scatter radar from the Poker Flat Research Facility in Poker Flat, AK to Gakona, AK, the location of the HAARP facility.

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