Accession Number:

ADA066839

Title:

The Role of Atmospheric Tidal Winds in the Production of Ionospheric Sporadic-E.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 75-30 Jun 77,

Corporate Author:

WEATHER WING (1ST) HICKAM AFB HI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes an investigation of the interactions among atmospheric tidal winds, the earths magnetic field, and metallic ions in the upper atmosphere 90-180 km. The results support the theory that upper atmospheric tidal winds play a critical role in the formation of ionospheric sporadic-E. The contributions of various tidal wind modes are analyzed through the use of extensive computer simulations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE