SuperDARN Canada's data server is down for maintenance, our FITACF data files are currently unavailable!
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
Don't forget to cite and acknowledge SuperDARN and the PI's who collect and maintain the data in your publications See below for more information.
Borealis data is currently being added to this tool. The complete Borealis dataset will be available soon.
How To Acknowledge SuperDARN Data
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 in the process of placing DOI's on their data set. In the meantime, please use any local available services, such as zenodo or FRDR, to DOI your data set.
How To Cite SuperDARN Data
SuperDARN is a made up of 36 radars and 20 institutions, to cite SuperDARN generally, the following reference can be used:
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
* For access to block listed files, please speak to the PI of the radar of interest.