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The Alomar Observatory
An eye to the middle atmosphere.
The Alomar Observatory is a facility at which groups of scientists from many nations investigate the Arctic atmosphere.



The observatory is host to a large array of active and passive instruments, such as radars, lidars as well as a digital imaging riometer.
Active Remote Sensing
  • RMR lidar, twin lidar 10 - 100 km. 1064 / 532 / 355 nm (IAP)
  • MOM lidar, 589 nm 20 W CW FASOR. 80 - 120 km (TGO/UiT)
  • Ozone lidar, 308 / 353 nm DIAL lidar. 8 - 55 km (ASC)
  • Mobile Fe-Lidar, 20-150 km. Remote operated 772/386 nm, Doppler Lidar (IAP)
  • Troposphere lidar, five channel aerosol backscatter lidar, 0.5 - 18 km. 1064 / 523 / 355 nm (ASC)
  • MAARSY, MST-radar. 53.5 MHz, 4 – 20 km, 50 - 100 km (IAP)
  • MF-radar, 3.17 MHz, 50 - 100 km (IAP)
  • Andenes Meteor Radar, 80 - 100 km, 32.55 MHz (IAP)
Passive Remote Sensing
  • Sun and moon photometer, CIMEL
  • Spectroradiometer (Brewer) and UV-radiometer (GUV)
  • Advanced Mesospheric Temperature
  • Imaging riometer, 38.2 MHz, 49 narrow beams
  • Bentham spectrometer 290, 2000 nm)
  • Cloud detector
  • Geomagnetic activity monitors, two magnetometers.
All instruments combined, the Alomar Observatory is a fully equipped atmosphere laboratory in the Arctic.

Point of Contact
For more inquiries about Alomar, or perhaps you are interested in including your instrument to the list, please contact Mr Kolbjørn Blix, Director of Space Systems, info@andoyaspace.no, +47 76 14 44 00