Select date and radar for download of FITACF 2.5 files. Data is available for radars that are managed by SuperDARN Canada. The form requires a date input in the format of YYYY-MM-DD and a selected radar. The file naming convention is YYYYMMDD.hhmm.ss.(radar code).fitacf.bz2, for more information on using the FITACF 2.5 files, see our Data Info page or the FITACF documentation.
Borealis data is currently being added to this tool. The complete Borealis dataset will be available soon.
Any publications using SuperDARN Data must include the following text in their acknowledgements:
"The authors acknowledge the use of SuperDARN data. SuperDARN is a collection of radars funded by national scientific funding agencies of Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States of America."
During your study, if using data from individual radars only, please contact the Principal Investigator (PI) of that radar about potential co-authorship. A list of radars, institutions, and their PI's information can be found here.
For SuperDARN Canada managed radars (Saskatoon, Rankin Inlet, Inuvik, Clyde River, and Prince George), contact Dr. Kathryn McWilliams of the University of Saskatchewan.
SuperDARN is a made up of 36 radars and 20 institutions, to cite SuperDARN generally, the following reference can be used:
Greenwald, R.A., Baker, K.B., Dudeney, J.R. et al. Space Sci Rev (1995) 71: 761. doi:10.1007/BF00751350
For the general achievements of the SuperDARN Network, the following papers and references within can be used:
Chisham, G., Lester, M., Milan, S.E. et al. A decade of the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN): scientific achievements, new techniques and future directions. Surv Geophys 28, 33–109 (2007) doi:10.1007/s10712-007-9017-8
Nishitani, N., Ruohoniemi, J.M., Lester, M. et al. Review of the accomplishments of mid-latitude Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) HF radars. Prog Earth Planet Sci 6, 27 (2019) doi:10.1186/s40645-019-0270-5