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Akbari, H., J. L. Semeter, H. Dahlgren, M. A. Diaz, M. Zettergren, A. Stromme, M. J. Nicolls, and C. J. Heinselman, "Anomalous ISR echoes preceding auroral breakup: Evidence for strong Langmuir turbulence," Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL050288, in press.

Bahcivan H., S. Chen, and R. Cosgrove, "Comparison of ionospheric drift and magnetic deflections on the ground," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., submitted , 2012.

Bahcivan H., and J.W. Cutler, "Radio Aurora Explorer: Mission science and radar system,"Radio Sci., 47, RS2012, doi:10.1029/2011RS004817,2012.

Bahcivan H., J. Cutler, M. Bennett, B. Kempke, J. Springmann, J. Buonocore, M. Nicolls, R. Doe, "First measurements of radar coherent scatter by the Radio Aurora Explorer CubeSat," Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L14101, doi:10.1029/2012GL052249, 2012.

Bahcivan H., M..J. Nicolls, and G. Perry, "Comparison of SuperDARN irregularity drift measurements and F-region ion velocities from the Resolute Bay ISR," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., submitted, 2012.

Burchill, J.K., J.H. Clemmons, D.J. Knudsen, M.F. Larsen, M.J. Nicolls, R.F. Pfaff, D. Rowland, and L. Sangalli, "High latitude E region ionosphere-thermosphere coupling: A comparative study using in situ and incoherent scatter radar observations," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JA017175, in press.

Dahlgren, H., J.L. Semeter, K. Hosokawa, M.J. Nicolls, T.W. Butler, M.G. Johnsen, K. Shiokawa, and C. Heinselman, "Direct three-dimensional imaging of polar ionospheric structures with the Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar," Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L05104, doi:10.1029/2012GL050895, 2012.


Hosokawa, K., J.I. Moen, K. Shiokawa, and Y. Otsuka," Motion of polar cap arcs," J. Geophys. Res., 116, A01305, doi:10.1029/2010JA015906, 2011.

Liang, J., E. Spanswick, M.J. Nicolls, E.F. Donovan, D. Lummerzheim, and W.W. Liu, "Multi-instrument observations of soft electron precipitation and its association with magnetospheric flows," J. Geophys. Res., 116, A06201, doi:10.1029/2010JA015867, 2011.

Lyons, L.R., T. Nishimura, H.-J. Kim, E.F. Donovan, V. Angelopoulos, G.J. Sofko, M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman, J.M. Ruohoniemi, and N. Nishitani, "Possible connection of polar cap flows to pre- and post-substorm onset PBIs and streamers," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JA016850, 2011.

Mella, M.R., K.A. Lynch, D.L. Hampton, H. Dahlgren, P.M. Kintner, M. Lessard, D. Lummerzheim, E.T. Lundberg, M.J. Nicolls, and H.C. Stenbaek-Nielsen, "Sounding rocket study of two sequential auroral poleward boundary intensifications," J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JA016428, 2011.

Sojka, J.J., M. Nicolls, A. van Eyken, C. Heinselman, and D. Bilitza, "24/7 Solar minimum polar cap and auroral ion temperature observations," Adv. Space Res., 48, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.03.005, 2011.

Varney, R.H., M.C. Kelley, M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman and R.L. Collins, "The electron density dependence of polar mesospheric summer echoes," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 73, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2010.07.020, 2011.

Zou, S., M. Moldwin, A. Coster, L. Lyons, and M. Nicolls, "GPS TEC observations of dynamics of the mid-latitude trough during substorms," Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L14109, doi:10.1029/2011GL048178, 2011.


Bahcivan, H., R.T. Tsunoda, M.J. Nicolls and C.J. Heinselman, "Initial ionospheric observations made by the new Resolute incoherent scatter radar and comparison to solar wind IMF," Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L15103, doi:10.1029/2010GL043632, 2010.

Butler, T.W., J. Semeter, C.J. Heinselman and M.J. Nicolls, "Imaging F region drifts using monostatic phased-array incoherent scatter radar," Radio Sci., 45, RS5013, doi:10.1029/2010RS004364, 2010.

Conde, M.G. and M.J. Nicolls, "Thermospheric temperatures above Poker Flat, Alaska, during the stratospheric warming event of January and February 2009," J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00N05, doi:10.1029/2010JD014280, 2010.

Cosgrove, R.B., M.J. Nicolls, H. Dahlgren, S. Ranjan, E. Sanchez and R.A. Doe, "Radar detection of a localized 1.4 Hz pulsation in auroral plasma, simultaneous with pulsating optical emissions, during a substorm," Ann. Geophys., 28, 1961-1979, doi:10.5194/angeo-28-1961-2010, 2010.

Kelley, M.C., M.J. Nicolls, R.H. Varney, R.L. Collins, R. Doe, J. Plane, J. Thayer, M. Taylor, B. Thurairajah and K. Mizutani, "Radar, lidar, and optical observations in the polar summer mesosphere shortly after a space shuttle launch," J. Geophys. Res., 115, A05304, doi:10.1029/2009JA014938, 2010.

Lyons, L.R., Y. Nishimura, Y. Shi, S. Zou, H.-J. Kim, V. Angelopoulos, C. Heinselman, M.J. Nicolls and K.-H. Fornacon, "Substorm triggering by new plasma intrusion: Incoherent-scatter radar observations," J. Geophys. Res., 115, A07223, doi:10.1029/2009JA015168,  2010.

Michell, R.G., "Simultaneous optical and radar measurements of meteors using the Poker Flat incoherent scatter radar," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 72 (2010), 1212-1220, doi:10/1016/j.jastp.2010.08.001, 2010.

Michell, R.G. and M. Samara, "High resolution observations of naturally enhanced ion acoustic lines and accompanying auroral fine structures," J. Geophys. Res., 115, A03310, doi:10.1029/2009JA014661, 2010.

Nicolls, M.J., R.H. Varney, S.L. Vadas, P. Stamus, C.J. Heinselman, R.B. Cosgrove, M.C. Kelley, "Influence of an inertia-gravity wave on mesospheric dynamics:  A case study with the Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar," J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00N02, doi:10.1029/2010JD014042, 2010.

Nishimura, Y., L.R. Lyons, S. Zou, X. Xing, V. Angelopoulos, S.B. Mende, J.W. Bonnell, D. Larson, U. Auster, T. Hori, N. Nishitani, K. Hosokawa, G. Sofko, M. Nicolls, C. Heinselman, "Preonset time sequence of auroral substorms:  Coordinated observations by all-sky imagers, satellites, and radars," J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00I08, doi:10.1029/2010JA015832, 2010.

Samara, M. and R.G. Michell, "Ground-based observations of diffuse auroral frequencies in the context of whistler mode chorus," J. Geophys. Res., A00F18, doi:10.1029/2009JA014852, 2010.

Semeter, J., T. Butler, M. Zettergren, C. Heinselman, and M. Nicolls, "Composite imaging of auroral forms and convective flows during a substorm cycle," J. Geophys. Res., 115, A08308, doi:10.1029/2009JA014931, 2010.

Singer, H.J., "Editor's Choice:  Solar wind streams heat Earth's ionosphere," Space Weather Quarterly, Vol 7, Issue 1, p6, 2010.

Sparks, J.J., D. Janches, M.J. Nicolls, and C.J. Heinselman, "Determination of physical and radiant meteor properties using PFISR interferometry measurements of head echoes," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 72, 16, 1221-1231, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2010.08.04, 2010.

Zhang, S.-R., J.M. Holt, A.P. van Eyken, C. Heinselman, and M. McCready, "IPY observations of ionospheric yearly variations from high to middle latitude incoherent scatter radars,"  J. Geophys. Res., 115, A03303, doi:10.1029/2009JA014327, 2010. Zou, S., M.B. Moldwin, L.R. Lyons, Y. Nishimura, M. Hirahara, T. Sakanoi, K. Asamura, M.J. Nicolls, Y. Miyashita, S.B. Mende, C.J. Heinselman, "Identification of substorm onset location and preonset sequence using Reimei, THEMIS GBO, PFISR and Geotail," J. Geophys. Res., 115, A12309, doi:10.1029/2010JA015520, 2010.



Bahcivan, H., M.C. Kelley, J.W. Cutler, "Radar and rocket comparison of UHF radar scattering from auroral electrojet irregularities:  Implications for a nanosatellite radar," J. Geophys. Res., 114, A06309, doi:10.1029/2009JA014132, 2009.

Chau, J.L., F.R. Galindo, C.J. Heinselman, and M.J. Nicolls, "Meteor-head echo observations using an antenna compression approach with the 450 MHz Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.08.007, 2009.

Fentzke, J.T., D. Janches, and J.J. Sparks, "Latitudinal and season variability of the micrometeor input function: A study using model predictions and observations from Arecibo and PFISR," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 71 (6), 644-652, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.07.015, 2009.

Hysell, D.L., G. Michhue, M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman, and M.F. Larsen, "Assessing auroral electric field variance with coherent and incoherent scatter radar," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.10.013, 2009.

Janches, D., D.C. Fritts, M.J. Nicolls, and C.J. Heinselman, "Observations of D-region structure and atmospheric tides with PFISR during active aurora," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.08.015, 2009.

Jones, S.L., M.R. Lessard, P.A. Fernandes, D. Lummerzheim, J.L. Semeter, C.J. Heinselman, K.A. Lynch, R.G. Michell, P.M. Kintner, H.C. Stenbaek-Nielsen, and K. Asamura, "PFISR and ROPA observations of pulsating aurora," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.10.004, 2009.

Kelly, J., and C. Heinselman, "Initial results from Poker Flat incoherent scatter radar (PFISR)," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2009.01.009, 2009.

Kosch, M.J., B. Gustavsson, C. Heinselman, T. Pedersen, M.T. Rietveld, J. Spaleta, A. Wong, W. Wang, C. Mutiso, B. Bristow, and J. Hughes, "First incoherent scatter radar observations of ionospheric heating on the second electron gyro-harmonic," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2009.08.007, 2009.

Livneh, D.J., I. Seker, F.T. Djuth, and J.D. Mathews, "Omnipresent vertically coherent fluctuations in the ionosphere with a possible worldwide-midlatitude extent," J. Geophys. Res., 114, A06303, doi:10.1029/2008JA013999, 2009.

Lyons, L.R., H.-J. Kim, X. Xing, S. Zou, D.-Y. Lee, C.J. Heinselman, M.J. Nicolls, V. Angelopoulos, D. Larson, J. McFadden, A. Runov, and K.-H. Fornacon, "Evidence that solar wind fluctuations substantially affect global convection and substorm occurrence," J. Geophys. Res., 114, A11306, doi:10.1029/2009JA014281, 2009.

Lyons, L.R., S. Zou, C.J. Heinselman, M.J. Nicolls, and P.C. Anderson, "Poker Flat radar observations of the magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling electrodynamics of the earthward penetrating plasma sheet following convection enhancements," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.09.025, 2009.

Michell, R.G., K.A. Lynch, C.J. Heinselman, and H.C. Stenbaek-Nielsen, "High time resolution PFISR and optical observations of naturally enhanced ion acoustic lines," Ann. Geophys., 27, 1457–1467, 2009.

Nicolls, M.J., M.C. Kelley, R.H. Varney, and C.J. Heinselman, "Spectral observations of polar mesospheric summer echoes at 33 cm (450 MHz) with the Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.04.019, 2009.

Richards, P.G., M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman, J.J. Sojka, J.M. Holt, and R.R. Meier, "Measured and modeled ionospheric densities, temperatures, and winds during the International Polar Year," J. Geophys. Res., 114, A12317, doi:10.1029/2009JA014625, 2009.

Roy, A., S.J. Briczinski, J.F. Doherty, and J.D. Mathews, "Genetic-algorithm-based parameter estimation technique for fragmenting radar meteor head echoes," IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., doi:10.1109/LGRS.2009.2013878, 2009.

Sangalli, L., D.J. Knudsen, M.F. Larsen, T. Zhan, R.F. Pfaff, and D. Rowland, "Rocket-based measurements of ion velocity, neutral wind, and electric field in the collisional transition region of the auroral ionosphere," J. Geophys. Res., 114, A04306, doi:10.1029/2008JA013757, 2009.

Semeter, J., T. Butler, C. Heinselman, M. Nicolls, J. Kelly, and D. Hampton, "Volumetric imaging of the auroral ionosphere: Initial results from PFISR," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 71, 738–743, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.08.014, 2009.

Sojka, J.J., R.L. McPherron, A.P. van Eyken, M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman, and J.D. Kelly, "Observations of ionospheric heating during the passage of solar coronal hole fast streams," Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L19105, doi:10.1029/2009GL039064, 2009.

Sojka, J.J., M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman, and J.D. Kelly, "The PFISR IPY observations of ionospheric climate and weather," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2009.01.001, 2009.

Sparks, J.J., and D. Janches, "Latitudinal dependence of the variability of the micrometeor altitude distribution," Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L12105, doi:10.1029/2009GL038485, 2009.

Sparks, J. J., and D. Janches, "Correction to 'Latitudinal dependence of the variability of the micrometeor altitude distribution'," Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L17101, doi:10.1029/2009GL039987, 2009.

Sparks, J.J., D. Janches, M.J. Nicolls, and C.J. Heinselman, "Seasonal and diurnal variability of the meteor flux at high latitudes observed using PFISR," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.08.009, 2009.

Taylor, M.J., Y. Zhao, P.-D. Pautet, M.J. Nicolls, R.L. Collins, J. Baker-Tvedtness, C.D. Burton, B. Thurairajah,  J. Reimuller, R.H. Varney, C.J. Heinselman, and K. Mizutani, "Coordinated optical and radar image measurements of noctilucent clouds and polar mesospheric summer echoes," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.12.005, 2009.

Vadas, S.L. and M.J. Nicolls, "Temporal evolution of neutral, thermospheric winds and plasma response using PFISR measurements of gravity waves," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2009.01.011, 2009.

Varney, R.H., M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman, and M.C. Kelley, "Observations of polar mesospheric summer echoes using PFISR during the summer of 2007," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 71, p.470–476, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2009.01.002, 2009.

Zou, S., L.R. Lyons, M.J. Nicolls, and C.J. Heinselman, "PFISR observations of strong azimuthal flow bursts in the ionosphere and their relation to nightside aurora," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.06.015, 2009.

Zou S., L.R. Lyons, M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman, and S.B. Mende, "Nightside ionospheric electrodynamics associated with substorms: PFISR and THEMIS ASI observations," J. Geophys. Res., 114, A12301, doi:10.1029/2009JA014259, 2009.



Gustavsson, B., M. Kosch, A. Wong, T. Pedersen, C. Heinselman, C. Mutiso, B. Bristow, J. Hughes and W. Wang, "First estimates of volume distribution of HF-pump enhanced emissions at 6300 and 5577 Å: a comparison between observations and theory," Ann. Geophys., 26, 3999–4012, 2008.

Heinselman, C.J., M.J. Nicolls, "A Bayesian approach to electric field and E-region neutral wind estimation with the Poker Flat Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar," Radio Sci., 43, RS5013, doi:10.1029/2007RS003805, 2008.

Hysell, D.L., G. Michhue, M.F. Larsen, R. Pfaff, M.J. Nicolls, C.J. Heinselman, and H. Bahcivan, "Imaging radar observations of Farley Buneman waves during the JOULE II experiment," Ann. Geophys., 26, 1837–1850, 2008.

Kagan, L.M., R.S. Kissack, M.C. Kelley, and R. Cuevas, "Unexpected rapid decrease in phase velocity of submeter Farley-Buneman waves with altitude," Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L03106, doi:10.1029/2007GL032459, 2008.

Kelley, M.C., R.A. Cuevas, and D.L. Hysell, "Radar scatter from equatorial electrojet waves: An explanation for the constancy of the Type I Doppler shift with zenith angle," Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L04106, doi:10.1029/2007GL032848, 2008.

Michell, R.G., K.A. Lynch, C.J. Heinselman, and H.C. Stenbaek-Nielsen, "PFISR nightside observations of naturally enhanced ion acoustic lines and their relation to boundary auroral features," Ann. Geophys., 26, 3623–3639, 2008.

Sandahl, I., T. Sergienko, U. Brändström, "Fine structure of optical aurora," J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 70, 18, 2275-2292, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.08.016, 2008.

Vadas, S.L., M.J. Nicolls, “Using PFISR measurements and gravity wave dissipative theory to determine the neutral, background thermospheric winds," Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L02105, doi:10.1029/2007GL031522, 2008.



Hysell, D.L., J. Drexler, E.B. Shume, J.L. Chau, D.E. Scipion, M. Vlasov, R. Cuevas, C. Heinselman, "Combined radar observations of equatorial electrojet irregularities at Jicamarca," Ann. Geophys., 25, 457–473, 2007.

Kosch, M.J., T. Pedersen, E. Mishin, S. Oyama, J. Hughes, A. Senior, B. Watkins, B. Bristow, "Coordinated optical and radar observations of ionospheric pumping for a frequency pass through the second electron gyroharmonic at HAARP," J. Geophys. Res., 112, A06325, doi:10.1029/2006JA012146, 2007.

Kosch, M.J., T. Pedersen, E. Mishin, M. Starks, E. Gerken-Kendall, D. Sentman, S. Oyama, B. Watkins, "Temporal evolution of pump beam self-focusing at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program," J. Geophys. Res., 112, A08304, doi:10.1029/2007JA012264, 2007.

Mathews, J.D., S.J. Briczinski, D.D. Meisel, C.J. Heinselman, "Radio and meteor science outcomes from comparisons of meteor radar observations at AMISR Poker Flat, Sondrestrom, and Arecibo," Earth Moon Planet, doi:10.1007/s11038-007-9168-0, 2007.

Nicolls, M.J., C.J. Heinselman, E.A. Hope, S. Ranjan, M.C. Kelley, J.D. Kelly, "Imaging of polar mesosphere summer echoes with the 450 MHz Poker Flat Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar," Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L20102, doi:10.1029/2007GL031476, 2007.

Nicolls, M.J., C.J. Heinselman, "Three-dimensional measurements of traveling ionospheric disturbances with the Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar," Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L21104, doi:10.1029/2007GL031506, 2007.

Vlasov, M.N., M.C. Kelley, and D.L. Hysell, "Eddy turbulence parameters inferred from radar observations at Jicamarca," Ann. Geophys., 25, 475-481, doi:10.5194/angeo-25-475-2007, 2007.



Oyama, S., B.J. Watkins, F.T. Djuth, M.J. Kosch, P.A. Bernhardt, C.J. Heinselman, "Persistent enhancement of the HF pump-induced plasma line measured with a UHF diagnostic radar at HAARP," J. Geophys. Res., 111, A06309, doi:10.1029/2005JA011363, 2006.