Hercules A

Hercules A
Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A - Many thanks to: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tracking the Dynamic Spectrum of Jupiter with the Long Wavelength Array

The Long Wavelength Array started collecting user data in February 2012.

Here is a list of the Science Groups:


This is the abstract for collaboration LC001:

" LC001   Tracking the Dynamic Spectrum of Jupiter
Tracy Clarke, Naval Research Laboratory

We propose to use the high temporal and spectral resolution of the first LWA station to study the properties of the decametric emission from Jupiter. The observations will be tied to predictions of emission storms (i.e. when the Io torus is favorably aligned for maximum emission).

We will study the fine temporal structure of the S-bursts and also track details of the rapid time switching of the emission from right hand circular to left hand circular.

These observations will also set the ground work for future initiatives such as VLBI between LWA and LOFAR for study of the locations of emitting sources. We separate our project into subcomponents which are tied to the three phases of development of the first LWA station.

Observations during the first two phases will be used to develop software and analysis techniques which will be ready once the full station and BFU/DRX capabilities are available."