Accession Number:

ADA171862

Title:

Normal D-Region Models for Weapon Effects Code

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jan-24 Aug 1985

Corporate Author:

KAMAN TEMPO SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

This report examines several normal D-region models and their application to VLFF propagation predictions. Special emphasis is placed on defining models that reproduce measured normal propagation data and also provide reasonable departurerecovery conditions after an ionospheric disturbance. An interim numerical model is described that provides for selection of a range of normal D-region electron profiles and also provides for a smooth transition to disturbed profiles. Requirements are also examined for defining prescribed D- region profiles using complex aero-chemistry models.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE