Accession Number:

ADA128951

Title:

Composite Equatorial Spread-F Wave Number Spectra from Medium to Short Wavelengths.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

In an effort to provide a full-spectral classification of equatorial spread-F irregularities from large scale behavior approximately 100 km to the meter-size domain, the authors have analyzed a combination of rocket and satellite data which in concert covers the complete six decade irregularity distribution. Their results provide a composite perspective in the hierarchy of processes which contribute to the total phenomenon called equatorial spread-F and provides the first in situ meter-size irregularity measurements which help explain the relationship of spectral power at short wavelengths to that in the transitional and intermediate domain.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE