The construction at Karholl

The not-for-profit organization Aurora Observatory is building a Northern LightsA glow in the night sky, most commonly visible at high latitudes. Sometimes appearing as shafts or curtains of coloured light. The aurora is caused when particles (mainly electrons) streaming... More and Upper Atmosphere Observatory under an agreement with The Chinese Polar Research Institute – PRIC, signed October 5 th. 2013. The Observatory is located at Karholl, close to the community of Laugar in Reykjadalur, Thingeyjarsveit, 65 km east of Akureyri.

For more information see the Kárhóll webpage:

The Aurora Observatory

The Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) and The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) have signed an agreement on the formation of a joint centre for the exploration of the aurora borealis phenomena. The China-Iceland Joint Aurora Observatory (CIAO) will be based at Karholl, N-Iceland

The Scientific Cooperation

The aim of this research cooperation is to further the scientific understanding on solar-terrestrial interaction and space weather by conducting polar upper atmosphere observations, such as auroras, geomagnetic field variations and other related phenomena and outreach to the public.

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