Accession Number:

ADA184509

Title:

A Comparative Analysis of Equatorial and Auroral-Zone Phase Scintillation Data

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 13 Mar 1985-30 Sep 1986

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

A comparison is made between equatorial and auroral-zone phase scintillation. The spectral characteristics of weak-scatter phase scintillation data collected at two equatorial ground stations are contrasted with similar data collected at two auroral-zone ground stations. An automated, multisegmented fitting procedure was used to determine these characteristics. Three types of spectra were found. Despite temporal and spatial differences, the two equatorial data sets have similar spectral characteristics. The auroral-zone sets are also similar. In contrast, the spectral characteristics of the two latitude regions are quite different from each other.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE