Accession Number:

ADA012741

Title:

Radar Studies of Fast Auroral Forms.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 73-28 Feb 75,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

An initial study of fast-moving radar auroras has been completed, using data from the 398-MHz phased-array radar located at Homer, Alaska. The phased array scans the ionosphere over most of central Alaska with a two-degree beam on a time scale of seconds, producing digital data that can be manipulated into many formats for analysis. Complementary data magnetograms from several Alaskan and one Canadian observatory and incoherent-scatter data from Chatanika, Alaska also were employed for relating the radar-auroral data to substorm activity.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE