The Upper Atmospheric Research Collaboratory, from which SPARC has developed, focused on internet-based collaborative interactions during real-time data acquisition, usually from a single site in Greenland ( Sondre Stromfjord). Over the last few years of the UARC project, a larger number of ground-based instruments and satellites were included as well as large-scale computational models of the upper atmosphere. The SPARC project now expands from the emphasis of UARC to include a wider range of participating instruments and models corresponding to an expanded emphasis on science topics spanning the Earth's magnetosphere-ionosphere- thermosphere system.
The SPARC project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Knowledge
and Distributed Intelligence (KDI) program.
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