Accession Number:

ADA214931

Title:

First Results from HF (High-Frequency) Oblique Backscatter Soundings to the Northwest of College, Alaska Using a Modified ULCAR Digisonde D-256

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1987-Oct 1988

Corporate Author:

ALASKA UNIV FAIRBANKS GEOPHYSICAL INST

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This report describes, in detail, the modified air Weather Service Digital Ionospheric sounding System DISS, ANFMQ12 located at College, Alaska. The HF sounding system at College, Alaska is used to investigate the behavior of ground scatter, plus EF-region direct backscatter caused by high latitude ionospheric irregularities. These echoes may manifest themselves as clutter in the proposed Alaskan OTH radar system. Soundings to the northwest of College have been identified as ground scatter plus several types of auroral clutter echoes. rrh

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE