Accession Number:

AD0643578

Title:

INCOHERENT SCATTER FROM PLASMA OSCILLATIONS IN THE IONOSPHERE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARECIBO IONOSPHERIC OBSERVATORY PUERTO RICO

Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

In radar incoherent scatter investigations of the ionosphere, theory predicts that a small amount of power will be returned in a pair of sharp lines separated from the transmitted frequency by the electron plasma frequency. These plasma lines are caused by scattering from longitudinal, electrostatic plasma oscillations. The observation of the plasma-line signal is reported and its large variation in intensity is discussed in terms of a nonequilibrium theory that allows for the presence of energetic photoelectrons. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE