Accession Number : AD0450432
Title : PHASE HEIGHT OSCILLATIONS IN THE IONOSPHERE
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS
Personal Author(s) : Watt, Theodore M
Report Date : Apr 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 49
Abstract : The primary purpose of the experiment was to look for correlation between ionospheric phase height fluctuations and long period magnetic micropulsations with the thought that this correlation might be interpreted either in terms of hydromagnetic waves or as drift motions produced by E region currents. Atmospheric pressure fluctuations were also recoreded for possible correlation studies. The experimental equipment, techniques, and parameters are all described and coosideration is given to those aspects of the experiment which might merit modification in any similar experiment in the future. The data are compared in three ways: (1) Phase height -(micropulsations); (2) Phase height--(atmospheric pressure); and (3) Ordinary wave-(Extradordinary wave phase height). Although positive correlation was not observed, it is shown how the lack of correlationcould be attributed to certain definite causes which can be eliminated in any future experiment.
Descriptors : *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION , BAROMETRIC PRESSURE , GRAVITY , IONOSPHERE , MAGNETIC FIELDS , PHASE MEASUREMENT , PHASE(ELECTRONICS) , RADIO WAVES
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE