Accession Number:

ADA034503

Title:

PAR Auroral Study. Volume II. (A Technique for Standardizing the Processing of Auroral Radar Backscatter Data).

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

M AND S COMPUTING INC HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The topic of radar reflectivity of aurora effects is discussed. The report describes a method for representing the volume backscattering characteristics of auroral irregularities. The objective was to develop a universal relationship for calculating the aurora reflectivity. The expression would then normalize all radar-dependent parameters, including geographic location. In attempting to derive a classical solution to the problem, some ambiguous terms remain. However, the technique should prove useful for making certain limited comparisons of data from different radars.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE