The Effects of Magnetic Storm Phases on F-Layer Irregularities from Auroral to Equatorial Latitudes.
Quarterly rept. 1 Apr-30 Jun 95,
BOSTON UNIV MA CENTER FOR SPACE PHYSICS
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A poster paper was shown at the AGU Meeting with interest from various groups. The equatorial and high latitudes data set included magnetically quiet periods and magnetically disturbed periods. It was found that extremely high altitude plumes developed on the magnetic equator in early phases of 7 magnetic storms. Comparisons were made between 6300 A depletions and phase fluctuations in a cooperative study with Ms. Colerico, our AASERT graduate student. The spatial correlation between optical depletions and phase scintillation worked well but in some case the phase fluctuations were only of moderate level. A paper has been published showing that during low solar flux years and long periods of magnetic quiet, the high latitude irregularities either disappear or show low levels at extremely high latitudes.
- Atmospheric Physics