EAR Radar


EAR is a large Doppler radar facility located at the equator in West Sumatra, Republic of Indonesia. It consists of 560 Yagi-antennas in a circular field of 110 m in diameter. EAR has almost the same functionality as the MU radar except that the output power is 100 kW. It can observe winds and turbulence in the altitude range of 1.5 km to 20 km (troposphere and lower-stratosphere), and ionospheric irregularities at an altitude above 90 km.  

In close collaboration with the National Institute for Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) of Indonesia, EAR has carried out long-term observations since June 2001. Research funded by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research for Priority Areas “Coupling Processes in the Equatorial Atmosphere (CPEA)” is currently being conducted during 2001–2006 as a collaborative study involving Shimane University, Tokyo Metropolitan University and Nagoya University. During the course of the CPEA project, various instruments have been accumulated in the EAR site.  
Various instrument in the EAR site
International network of atmospheric radars around the equator
Click for a lager Images