Accession Number:

AD0260280

Title:

A STUDY OF HYDROMAGNETIC EMISSIONS

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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Considerable geomagnetic micropulsation data were collected however, attention is focused on the collection, reduction, analysis and interpretation of a single useful data sample obtained during a 4-day period, 18-21 November. To facilitate the interpretation of these data, consideration was given to observations in the same frequency range by other workers. The agreement between experiment and theory is consistent with the hypothesis that the signals of interest are generated above the ionosphere and are propagated downward through the ionosphere by hydromagnetic waves. Of particular interest is the long duration up to 5 hours of some hm emissions, and the simultaneous occurrence of many emissions in groups of the same slope time rate of change of frequency. Consideration is given to the relationship between the occurrence of the signals and other geophysical effects observed during the unusual period of solar and geomagnetic activity. A positive correlation is established between the occurrence of the signals and polarcap absorption. Finally, a possible analogy is drawn between hm emissions and VLF emissions as observed by other workers, and a model is presented which may lead to understanding of generation of hm emissions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE