Performance of the Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON)

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The Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON) has been operating with a full complement of six stations since 1992. Over 20 years later, we look back on the network history. The meta-data from the sites have been analysed to assess performance in terms of site insolation, with a brief look at the challenges that have been encountered over the years. We explain how the international community can gain easy access to the ever-growing dataset produced by the network, and finally look to the future of the network and the potential impact of nearly 25 years of technology miniaturisation.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalSolar Physics
Issue number1
Early online date7 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


  • Helioseismology, observations, Oscillations, solar