The Effects of Magnetic Storm Phases on F-Layer Irregularities from Auroral to Equatorial Latitudes.
Quarterly rept. 1 Apr-30 Jun 96,
BOSTON UNIV MA CENTER FOR SPACE PHYSICS
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Analysis of equatorial observations of GPS from stations on the magnetic equator and in the anomaly region allow us to begin to study the morphology of height of plumes and the occurrence pattern of thin layers of irregularities during years of low solar flux. Very high altitude plumes have been observed during magnetic storms in the data sets analyzed for 1993-1996. At high latitudes a storm expands the irregularity oval moving the irregularity regions-producing scintillation and phase fluctuations to lower latitudes and to polar latitudes.
- Atmospheric Physics