PAR Auroral Study. Volume III. A Preliminary Analysis of the Data Collected in the Spring of 1976.
M AND S COMPUTING INC HUNTSVILLE ALA
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The report describes the data collected in connection with research of aurora borealis effects on the performance of a phased array radar. The primary objective of the study was to advance the understanding of the auroral phenomenon and of its interactions with radar. A multi-megawatt phased array radar was used to collect large quantities of high resolution auroral backscatter data with simultaneous tracking of a number of selected satellites. The report provides a detailed description of the data collection process and data reduction techniques in connection with Mar 76 auroral storms. These auroral storms may have been the most intense ever recorded by a radar. The sequence of forms was very dynamic and most unusual. Author
- Atmospheric Physics