Solar Physics

, Volume 168, Issue 1, pp 1–18

BiSON performance

  • William J. Chaplin
  • Yvonne Elsworh
  • Rachel Howe
  • George R. Isaak
  • Clive P. McLeod
  • Brek A. Miller
  • H. B. Van Der Raay
  • Sarah J. Wheeler
  • Roger New
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00145821

Cite this article as:
Chaplin, W.J., Elsworh, Y., Howe, R. et al. Sol Phys (1996) 168: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00145821

Abstract

Since 1981 we have been operating the Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON), a global network of resonant-scattering spectrometers, observing the low-l solar p modes. Here we discuss historical developments, culminating in the establishment of a 6-station network in 1992 September, and the subsequent performance of that network. The data record of each station from 1992 to 1994 has been analysed in terms of weather and equipment breakdowns. Our early experience suggests that the best long-term coverage possible with a 6-station network is limited in practice to about 80%, which falls short of previous predictions.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Chaplin
    • 1
  • Yvonne Elsworh
    • 1
  • Rachel Howe
    • 1
  • George R. Isaak
    • 1
  • Clive P. McLeod
    • 1
  • Brek A. Miller
    • 1
  • H. B. Van Der Raay
    • 1
  • Sarah J. Wheeler
    • 1
  • Roger New
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physics and Space Research, The University of BirminghamEdgbastonU.K.
  2. 2.School of Science, Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldU.K.