Accession Number:

AD0691913

Title:

ANALYSIS OF IONOSPHERIC DRIFTS OBSERVED AT DIFFERENT LATITUDES.

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept. 1 Apr 66-28 Feb 69,

Corporate Author:

IONOSPHAEREN-INSTITUT BREISACH (WEST GERMANY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

Drift observations by the Krautkramer method from Dapango Togo, Mayaguez Puerto Rico and Freiburg Germany are analyzed and compared after reduction to quarterly statistics. Near the magnetic equator the drift shows continuous changes of the direction so that it is not entirely zonal. At low temperate latitude the solar diurnal component is the most important one absolute speed values are considerable smaller than at higher temperate latitude. The predominant rotational sense of the semidiurnal components is always right hand at higher latitude but becomes left handed at lower temperate latitude in summer and fall. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE