Accession Number : AD0638602

Title :   ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION AND THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE: COMPILATION OF ABSTRACTS.

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Steblez,George

Report Date : 11 JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This compilation of abstracts is based on Soviet open sources published 1965-1966. It is the second in a series of reports reviewing Soviet research on electromagnetic wave propagation and the upper atmosphere. Information not directly related to the assigned subject has been included because of its broad implications for study in this field. The 67 abstracts are arranged alphabetically by author within each of the following categories: ionosphere and EM wave propagation (27 entries); solar and cosmic radiation effects on the ionosphere and the geomagnetic field (27 entries); effects of upper atmosphere on ELF, VLF, LF, MF, and HF propagation (4 entries); telluric currents, geomagnetism and whistlers (2 entries); effects of nuclear bursts on EM wave propagation (2 entries); satellite and missile EM wave propagation effects (3 entries); aurora and EM wave propagation (1 entry); over-the-horizon propagation phenomena (1 entry). The bibliography contains 67 entries. Pertinent information included: electron and ion temperatures in the ionosphers, density of ionospheric plasma, IR radiation layers in the upper atmosphere, F layer, recording ionospheric characteristics using an AIS ionospheric sounder, variations in ionospheric absorption, solar corpuscular field, polarization of radio waves, conitions of short radiowave propagation in the Antarctic. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WAVE PROPAGATION), COSMIC RAYS, SOLAR RADIATION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, MAGNETIC STORMS, GEOMAGNETISM, WHISTLERS, AURORAE, ASTROPHYSICS, ABSTRACTS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, USSR

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE