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[edit] Observatories

[edit] The Baikal Astrophysical Observatory (BAO)

The Baikal Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) is located in the outskirts of the settlement of Listvyanka on the south shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km far from Irkutsk.

BAO is noted for its remarkable astroclimatic regime due to an antihunt action of big water area and local anticyclon upon air environment. General Purposes: Observations of a thin structure of active solar formations;

Registration of solar flares and other non-stationary phenomena in solar atmosphere. More..

[edit] The Sayan Solar Observatory

The observatory is located in the mountains at 2000m altitude.

This is due to the specific character of the observatory's main objectives which require very good seeing for polarization observations and solar corona observations.

Main objectives: Measurements of solar magnetic fields;

Spectral observations of solar active features and dynamic processes in the solar atmosphere. More..

[edit] The Siberian Solar Radio Telescope (SSRT)

The SSRT is a special-purpose solar radio telescope designed for studying solar activity in the microwave range (5.7 GHz) where the processes occuring in the solar corona are accessible to observation over the entire solar disk. The SSRT sensitivity is such that it is possible to observe active regions at all stages of their development, at the background of the emission of an undisturbed solar atmosphere. Signal accumulation in the radio telescope's full reception band is used to obtain radio images of faint features in the solar atmosphere. Fast varying emission of flares is recorded at additive linear interferometers comprising the SSRT. More..

[edit] Integrated Magnetic-Ionospheric Observatory

General Purposes:

An origin and diagnostics of geoeffective formations in a solar wind; Modelling of magnetosphere's indignations; Electromagnetic waves in the magnetosphere.

A magnetic observatory was established at Irkutsk in 1886 by the Department of National Education. More..

[edit] Norilsk Integrated Magnetic-Ionospheric Station

Data base of Norilsk Neutron Monitor Database contents of Norilsk neutron monitor data starting from 1971 (18NM64): up from January 1971-1981 and from 2000.

The interval of accumulation: hourly from 1971; 1-minute since August 2000.

Database updating goes in real time. An interactive access is possible to this database and FTP as well. More..

[edit] Geophysical Observatory

Is located in Tory, 150 km away from Irkutsk. The major task is monitoring structure and dynamics of the upper and middle atmosphere by passive radiophysical and optical methods. More..

[edit] Atmosphere Radio Diagnostics Observatory

Observatory is located in the Irkutsk region, 125 km away from Irkutsk. The Irkutsk Radar of Incoherent Scatter (IRIS) that was created on the base of the radar installation “Dnepr” received within the conversion programme of the Soviet Armed Forces. The IISR has a whole set of process equipment, buildings and communication systems and represents a complicated technical complex. Modernization of the system of control, registration and signal processing permits efficient usage of the radar for research into the upper atmosphere with the incoherent scatter technique. Transmitting complex of the LFM ionosonde of the ionosphere vertical, oblique and oblique back scatter sounding within the frequency range of 1-30 MHz. This complex is the main component of the ISTP SB RAS multiposition LFM ionosonde with remote transmitters in Magadan and Norilsk and a receiver in Tory (the Buryat republic). More..

[edit] General Information

Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics was founded in 1960 on the basis of the Siberia's oldest geomagnetic observatory formed in 1886. Today it's a big scientific institute. Director - Corresponding Member of RAS Potekhin A. P. Total staff: 468, including 147 researchers, 35 Doctors of Science, 78 Candidates of Science, and 101 engineers. More..

[edit] Major research areas

According to the SB RAS Presidium Regulation No. 175 (14 March 2008), main scientific areas of ISTP SB RAS are: Current problems of astronomy, astrophysics and space research, including solar and interplanetary medium physics, physics of the near-Earth space, ionosphere and atmosphere; investigation into solar-terrestrial relationships; development of astrophysical and geophysical research methods and equipment.

The Institute main scientific area conforms to the point 29 of the Fundamental Research Program of State Academies of Sciences (2008–2012) approved by the RF Government decree No. 233-p (27 February 2008).

Space weather monitoring and forecast in an effort to solve a number of applied problems;

[edit] Conferences

[edit] 14:00, 4 July 2013: ILWS 2013

The ILWS-2013 Workshop successfully finished its work. Photo report of the conference can be seen here. More...

[edit] News

[edit] 16:26, 15 May 2012: «Radar-Progress-5» active space experiment

The "Radar-Progress" experiment involves use of regular instrumentation: the TCS "Progress" propulsion system and VHF radio equipment, as well as the ISTP SB RAS ground-based radio observation complex. More...

[edit] 16:26, 10 May 2012: XVIII International Symposium "Atmospheric and Ocean Optics. Atmospheric Physics"

Dear Сolleagues! On the way is the preparation for XVIII International Symposium “Atmospheric and Ocean Optics. Atmosheric Physics” held July 2 through 6, 2012 in Irkutsk, as per the Schedule of meetings, conferences and symposiums approved by the RAS SB Presidium. More...

[edit] 10:40, 9 April 2010: Conference "Solar-Terrestrial Physics" SECOND INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear participants of the Conference “Solar-Terrestrial Physics”,

The meeting will be held in the conference hall of the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS on 28-30 June 2010. More...

[edit] 14:00, 1 May 2010: Conference "Solar-Terrestrial Physics"

From June 28 to June 30, 2010, the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS (Irkutsk) holds scientific conference “Solar-Terrestrial Physics” devoted to 50th anniversary of the Institute. Participation of invited foreign scientists is planned. The Conference is supported by Scientific Councils on Physics of Solar-Terrestrial Relations and Radio Wave Propagation. More...

[edit] 16:00, 1 April 2009: The conference "High-latitude heliogeophysical phenomena", September 3-4, 2009

The Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics of Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences holds the conference " High-latitude heliogeophysical phenomena" dedicated to the memory of outstanding scientist E.A. Ponomarev (Irkutsk, September 3- 4, 2009) More...

[edit] 15:30, 12 November 2008: Acceptance of articles for publication in journal “Solar-Terrestrial Physics” (issue No. 14).

We go on accepting articles for publication in the issue No. 14 of the journal “Solar-Terrestrial Physics”. Please, send your articles to More...

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