Accession Number:

ADA156850

Title:

Acoustic Gravity Wave Chemistry Model for the RAYTRACE Code.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 30 Jun 83-31 Jul 84,

Corporate Author:

MISSION RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the implementation of F-region electron chemistry in the acoustic gravity wave model of the code RAYTRACE. The chemistry consists of three dominant reactions that control electron depletion in an F-region parcel that is pushed down into the higher density E-region atmosphere by the passage of a large amplitude gravity wave. The effect of electron depletion on the propagation of high frequency radio waves is shown by comparison of RAYTRACE radio propagation calculations with and without chemistry.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE