Meteor Radar Observations

The Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR)

The Scientific Questions Addressed by CMOR


  • The sporadic meteor background - flux, velocity, and radiant distribution
       - Origin and evolution of interplanetary meteoroid population (comet vs. asteroid)
  • Stream-parent body linkages
       - Find and measure radar meteor showers and link orbits to original parents
  • Interstellar meteoroids
       - Flux and origin based on radar measurements of orbits - distinct sources?
  • Ablation studies of meteoroids
       - What are the densities and likely chemical compositions of meteoroids?