Accession Number:

ADA061343

Title:

Zonal Winds as a Generating Mechanism for the Ionospheric Irregularities that Cause Equatorial Scintillation of Satellite Signals.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept. Jan-Jun 78,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The theory that thermospheric zonal winds generate the ionospheric irregularities that cause scintillation is examined. Good correlation between diffraction pattern drift velocities and scintillation intensities tends to support the theory, but night-to-night variation in this relationship suggests that other factors may be operative. Additional measurements are recommended. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE