Accession Number:

ADA034490

Title:

Study and Analysis of Total Electron Content and Scintillation Data.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Jul 75-30 Jun 76

Corporate Author:

EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This report embodies a study of Ionospheric Scintillations as considered from the following aspects 1 Overall view of scintillations using a large data base, and also the detailed, individual magnetic storm picture. Solar flux level, seasonal variation, invariant latitude, and irregularity region are discussed. 2 Total Electron Content measurements through Faraday Rotation and Group Delay Methods. Results of employment of these techniques are discussed. The M-factor, for conversion of Faraday Rotation angles is studied, and associated use of it is displayed through a program for which documentation is included. 3 Characteristics of scintillations in the weak and strong scatter regimes. Results of the frequency dependence of scintillations, power spectra, and autocorrelation of amplitude fluctuations are discussed. 4 Daytime VHF scintillations. Type 1, type 2, and E sub sq irregularities are discussed. 5 A modification to the Signal Analysis Package, previously developed, is described. Application for use on the CDC 6600. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE