RADAR SCATTERING FROM TURBULENT PLASMAS.
CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF APPLIED PHYSICS AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
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The document reports radio star scintillation observations which were carried out at the Jicamarca Radio Observatory during the period February - August, 1968. After an initial period of equipment set up and testing, observations were conducted whenever time was available at the Jicamarca facility. Electron density irregularities embedded in the electrojet were observed by Balsley 1967 to exhibit certain turbulence like characteristics. Those observations were based on radar backscatter measurements. The radar measurements indicated the presence of large scale approximately 1 kilometer irregularities with which the backscattering irregularities were associated. Accordingly, it was thought that forward scatter observations such as radio star scintillation measurements would allow a useful and independent observation of the turbulent irregularities. Author
- Atmospheric Physics