Professor Discusses Shortwave Radio for Community Science

    Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D.
    January 3, 2020

    Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D. recently appeared on NPR's Short Wave to discuss an Antarctic Christmas Carol tradition and his work on shortwave radio for community science. 

    You can hear the show, "A Shortwave Christmas Carol," here.

    Dr. Frissell is a space physicist and electrical engineer who came to Scranton from the New Jersey Institute of Technology Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (NJIT CSTR). Dr. Frissell has a passion for radio science and remote sensing of the ionosphere, the electrically charged layer of the upper atmosphere that extends from ~50 to 600 km above the Earth’s surface. The ionosphere is responsible for long-distance radio propagation on the high frequency (HF, 3 - 30 MHz) bands, errors in Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) measurements, and drag on low Earth-orbiting satellites.

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