Accession Number : ADA257766


Title :   Measurements of F-Region Drift Velocities at the Dusk Sector Mid- Latitude Trough


Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 1


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV LOWELL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH


Personal Author(s) : Scali, James L ; Reinisch, Bodo W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257766.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : Drift velocities measured at the high latitude Digisonde stations in Goose Bay, Argentia, and Millstone Hill are used to investigate the formation of mid-latitude troughs in the dusk sector. The observations show the existence of westward drift velocities of magnitudes comparable to the velocity of the earth's rotation during trough formation. These drifts are part of the two cell convection pattern as implied by the stagnation theory of trough formation.


Descriptors :   *DRIFT , *F REGION , *TROUGHS , VELOCITY , EARTH ORBITS , DIURNAL VARIATIONS , CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC) , NEWFOUNDLAND(PROVINCE) , STAGNATION , MASSACHUSETTS , HIGH LATITUDES , AZIMUTH , NETWORKS


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE