Accession Number:

ADA070180

Title:

Auroral Data Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 1975-31 Jan 1979

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON

Report Date:

1979-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

Based on the ISIS-1 and 2 data set it has been possible to meet the goals set forth in this contract. The particle-optical empirical relationships derived can be used to relate 6300A emissions to low-energy 300 eV fluxes in a quantitative way and vice-versa. If suitable ionization production models were available, then 300 eV energy fluxes images derived from concurrent 6300A images, could be utilized to predict F-region behavior. One possible result would be the derivation of an estimate of F0F2 during darkened conditions. This result along with the local time position of the trough would allow an estimate of the severity of scattering from the steep poleward wall of the trough and the fluctuations embedded in it. Knowledge of the IMF B sub z component in near real time would allow a dynamic prediction of the trough wall. Such a prediction could be used to allow reconfiguration of systems affected by the trough wall and fluctuations at or near it.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE