Accession Number:

AD0711341

Title:

THE EFFECT OF POLARIZATION ROTATION ON THE AMPLITUDE OF IONOSPHERICALLY PROPAGATED SEA BACKSCATTER

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

Previous experiments have shown that an ocean surface represents a strong source of high-frequency HF backscatter. The author has used a 2.5 km receiving antenna array--the worlds largest--to study such backscatter both from the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. The narrow beamwidth of this antenna 13 deg average, together with SFCW sounding, confer unusually good azimuth and time-delay range resolution. The resulting detail and clarity has made possible more precise quantitative studies of sea backscatter. A particular goal of these studies is to develop a method of locating storms, or areas of unusual calm.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE