Accession Number:

AD0668436

Title:

MILLSTONE HILL THOMSON SCATTER RESULTS FOR 1964

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Thomson scatter incoherent backscatter observations of the ionosphere were made at Millstone Hill at a wavelength of 68 cm during 1964, for 30-hour periods every two weeks. These data have been employed to derive the mean hourly F-region 200 to 700 km electron density profile and electron and ion temperature curves in each month. The results are presented in this report, together with the derived seasonal variation of electron density at 0600, 1200, 1800 and 2400 hours local time and the average daytime 0900 to 1500 and nighttime 2100 to 0300 electron and ion temperature behavior. Separate measurements with a 23-cm radar permitted the temperature results reported to be extended to lower altitudes 130 km and, in addition, provided information concerning the ionic constituents between 130 and 230 km.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE