Accession Number:

AD0295455

Title:

SYNTHESIS OF THE FORMS OF ATMOSPHERICS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-04

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Atmospherics formed from lightning discharges are a convenient object for investigating long and super-long electromagnetic waves. In previous works it was shown that the phase velocity of the electromagnetic waves comprising atmospherics and the effective conductivity of the lower ionosphere can be determined by analyzing the phase and to some extent the amplitude characteristics of single atmospherics. A reasonably correct solution of the opposite problem was also of great interest, viz., to calculate theoretically, on the basis of a specific model of the ionosphere evolving from experimental data and on the basis of experiments on the spectral properties of the source, the forms of atmospherics expected at various distances. Comparison of the signals thus calculated with the atmospherics observed experimentally would make it possible to verify the correctness of the general theoretical assumptions used for this and to explain whether the effective parameters obtained theoretically for the selected ionosphere model were observed during the experiment.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE