Accession Number : AD0437408
Title : RADIO PROPAGATION ALONG MAGNETIC FIELD-ALIGNED SHEETS OF IONIZATION OBSERVED BY THE ALOUETTE TOPSIDE SOUNDER,
Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH TELECOMMUNICATIONS ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
Personal Author(s) : Muldrew, D. B.
Report Date : 07 JUN 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : Some of the traces obtained from the topside sounder ionograms recorded at low latitudes are identified as being caused by propagation along magnetic field-aligned sheets of ionization. The electron-density distribution along the magnetic field line passing through the satellite obtained from one such trace is compared with the vertical electron-density distribution obtained from the regular topside F-layer traces. Close agreement of these two is obtained, indicating not only that propagation occurs along field-aligned sheets of ionization but also that radio waves propagated along the field lines are reflected very near the vertical-incidence reflection level. (Author)
Descriptors : (*RADIO WAVES, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION), IONOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY, IONOSPHERE, MAGNETIC FIELDS.
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE