Accession Number : ADA070180


Title :   Auroral Data Analysis


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 1975-31 Jan 1979


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON


Personal Author(s) : Winningham, J D ; Shepherd, Gordon G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a070180.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jan 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 152


Abstract : Based on the ISIS-1 and 2 data set it has been possible to meet the goals set forth in this contract. The particle-optical empirical relationships derived can be used to relate 6300A emissions to low-energy (300 eV) fluxes in a quantitative way and vice-versa. If suitable ionization production models were available, then 300 eV energy fluxes 'images' derived from concurrent 6300A images, could be utilized to predict F-region behavior. One possible result would be the derivation of an estimate of F0F2 during darkened conditions. This result along with the local time position of the trough would allow an estimate of the severity of scattering from the steep poleward wall of the trough and the fluctuations embedded in it. Knowledge of the IMF B sub z component in near real time would allow a dynamic 'prediction' of the trough wall. Such a prediction could be used to allow reconfiguration of systems affected by the trough wall and fluctuations at or near it.


Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERE , *AURORAE , INTERPLANETARY SPACE , INTERACTIONS , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , ELECTRON DENSITY , DYNAMIC RESPONSE , BOUNDARIES , WALLS , VISIBLE SPECTRA , OPTICAL SCANNING , F REGION , ELECTRON FLUX , MAGNETOSPHERE , MAGNETIC STORMS , ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS , PARTICLE FLUX , TROUGHS , SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES , MAGNETIC FIELDS , PHOTOMETERS , SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Optics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE