Accession Number : AD0670201

Title :   SATELLITE SCINTILLATION AT HIGH LATITUDES AND ITS POSSIBLE RELATION TO PRECIPITATION OF SOFT PARTICLES.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 4, Aug 65-Apr 66,

Corporate Author : AURORAL OBSERVATORY TROMSO (NORWAY)

Personal Author(s) : Frihagen,Jon

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Results are presented of a study of the scintillation of the 40 MHz signal from the Polar Orbiting Beacon Satellite BE-B. The signal was recorded at a station on Spitsbergen at 78.06 deg. N and 13.63 deg. E. The results are based on data from the period August 1965 to April 1966. Spatial and diurnal variations of the phenomenon are established and the results are related to other geophysical parameters. A simple model of production of the irregularities by precipitation of low energy particles is discussed.

Descriptors :   (*NAVIGATION SATELLITES, SCINTILLATION), (*IONOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY), POLAR ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, HIGH ALTITUDE, CHARGED PARTICLES, MEASUREMENT, ATTENUATION, INTERACTIONS, RADIO SIGNALS, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, DATA PROCESSING, RADIO BEACONS, SPACEBORNE

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE