Accession Number : ADA104362


Title :   Plasmaspheric, Faraday and Total Electron Contents, 1977 and 1978.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 77-Nov 80,


Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU


Personal Author(s) : Roelofs,Thomas H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a104362.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 843


Abstract : These volumes contain the experimental results of monitoring the Faraday rotation and group delay of VHF and UHF signals transmitted from the ATS-6 geostationary satellite at a station located at Palehua, Hawaii. The Faraday rotation data represents the electron content measured out to a vertical height of approximately 2000-3000 kilometers, while the group delay is a measure of the total electron content along the entire path from station to the ATS-6 satellite. The difference between these two measures of electron content has been defined as the plasmaspheric electron content along the slant path from heights above 2000-3000 kilometers to the ATS-6 satellite. Also included in the data tables are values of the equivalent vertical slab thickness defined as the ratio of vertical electron content obtained by the Faraday rotation measurement divided by the density at the peak of the ionospheric F region obtained from measurements of fOF2 from the Maui Ionosonde. (Author)


Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERE , *ELECTRON DENSITY , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , GRAPHS , RADIATION ATTENUATION , TABLES(DATA) , FARADAY EFFECT , RADIO TRANSMISSION , COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , SLANT RANGE , ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY , VERY HIGH FREQUENCY , SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE