Accession Number : AD0282381

Title :   NIGHTTIME ELECTRON DENSITY, HEIGHT PROFILES FROM 300 KC/S POLARIZATION MEASUREMENTS

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : STEVENS,C.H.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Studies are reported on the polarization of 300 Kc reflections from the ionosphere at vertical incidence. The polarization ellipse was recorded and its characteristics classified according to reflection height and other simultaneous, echoes observed. The observational data are used to construct electron density profiles for the nighttime ionosphere; up to a height of 300 km. Suggestions for improvement of the recording system are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, *IONOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, DENSITY, ELECTRONS, LOW FREQUENCY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE