Dr McKay, I presume?
The thesis details the design, construction, operations, and scientific results from the KAIRA instrument, which is a pathfinder for EISCAT 3D, but also a multi-purpose geophysical radio remote sensing instrument in its own right. KAIRA has pioneered all-sky interferometric multi-frequency riometry, made very high quality broad band observations of ionospheric scintillations, demonstrated the feasibility of the bi-static phased array incoherent scatter radar technique, performed around the clock solar radio emissions observations (during the summer), operated as a bi-static phased array receiver for meteor radars, and for the MAARSY MST radar. KAIRA has produced over 10 scientific papers, and countless conference abstracts. Dr McKay has played a key role in nearly every KAIRA related study so far.
I'll update this post, when I find the link the to electronic version of the thesis.
Update: the electronic version of the thesis is here.
Here are some pictures.
|Second oppoent: Dr. Philip Erickson, MIT.|
|First opponent: Dr. Andrew Kavanagh, BAS.|
|Happy supervisors after thesis defense accepted.|
A PhD in Finland is typically equipped with a sword.