PRELIMINARY MEASUREMENTS OF FARADAY ROTATION WITH THE 430 MC/S RADAR SYSTEM AT ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO.
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY CENTER FOR RADIOPHYSICS AND SPACE RESEARCH
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Successful first measurements of Faraday rotation were made with the 430 Mcs radar system at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Measurements with a corner reflector in the near field established the approximate range of linear polarization. Experiments with the ionosphere and a series of moon experiments coordinated with the Cornell Radio Astronomy 430 Mcs polarimeter in Danby, New York resulted in finer polarization tuning. The receiver and data-processing system was measured and evaluated for Faraday rotation measurements and an optimum system chosen. Programs for data reduction were developed. Electron density profiles were generated for several days from Faraday rotation measurements. Power profiles made at the same time have provided an estimate of TeTi. Author