- NMDB Stations
- Almaty NM, Kazakhstan (AATB)
- Armenian NMs
- Athens NM, Greece (ATHN)
- Bartol (University of Delaware) NMs
- Doi Inthanon, Thailand (PSNM)
- Dome C NMs, Antarctica (DOMC and DOMB)
- Dourbes NM, Belgium (DRBS)
- ESOI-TAU, Israel (ESOI)
- Guadalajara, Spain (CALM)
- Jang Bogo, South Korea (JBGO)
- Kerguelen (KERG) and Terre Adelie (TERA) stations, France
- Kiel, Germany (KIEL, KIEL2)
- Koldewey Station, Spitzbergen
- Lomnicky stit, Slovakia (LMKS)
- Mexico City NM (MXCO)
- Oulu, Finland (OULU)
- Plateau de Bure NM, France (BURE)
- RUSSIAN NMs
- Rome, Italy (ROME)
- South African NMs
- Swiss NMs
- Zugspitze, Germany
Kerguelen (KERG) and Terre Adelie (TERA) stations, France
The French Institute for Research and the Polar Technology (IPEV) located in Brest organizes the polar scientific activity in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). Two neutron monitors are operated by the teams of IPEV in Kerguelen and Terre Adelie, under the scientific responsability of Paris Observatory. Please visit our web site for an overview of our activities.
|Terre-Adélie: Dumont D'Urville station
|Kerguelen: tubes of the 18NM64 monitor and landscape
|Altitude above sea level||33m||32m|
|In operation since:||1957 (IGY < 1964)||1967|
|Real time||yes (since 04/2010)||yes (since 07/2012)|
|Detailed station information:||January 1957 - present||January 1967 - present|
Several scientific bases exist in the French Southern Lands: Crozet Islands, Amsterdam and Kerguelen and in Antarctic: Dumont-d'Urville (DDU) in Terre Adélie district and Concordia/Dome C, one of the three permanent bases located in the interior of the Antartic continent. The Port-aux-Français base in Kerguelen is located in the Indian Ocean at 50 degrees of Southern latitude and DDU on the Antarctic coast at 66 degrees of Southern latitude. DDU is very close to the south geomagnetic pole (Cutoff rigidity close to 0, lower than any other NM), and thus in the best position to observe solar particules.
We send real time data to NMDB for both stations. A basic check is done in real time in order to remove obvious spikes. Once a day the data is checked by our dedicated software (pressure control, ratio between NM sections, etc.) and data is automatically revised (revised tables of NMDB). Once a month a supervised check is operated on the 1minute resolution data and validated 1hour data are produced and sent to NMDB.
Note that for year 2006 to 2010 the 1hour online data for Kerguelen station have not been fully checked.
An effort to include checked historical high resolution data (5min/1min) is ongoing
Conditions for use of data
You are welcome to use Kerguelen and Terre Adelie neutron monitor data under following conditions:
1- You agree to acknowledge the source of data in any publication
"Kerguelen and/or Terre Adelie neutron monitor data were kindly provided
by the French Polar Institute (IPEV, Brest) and by Paris Observatory."
2- You agree to send a copy of any paper using these data to:
Ludwig Klein, LESIA,
5 place Janssen,
92195 Meudon cedex, France
3- Commercial or industrial use of the data is not allowed without previous agreement with the PI of the scientific program (see name and address above)
4- You may share these data with colleagues, provided you inform
them of these conditions.