Accession Number : AD0673795

Title :   THE RINGING IRREGULARITY IN IONOSPHERIC SCINTILLATION.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers no. 288,

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

Personal Author(s) : Slack,Frederick F.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Strip chart recordings of the 136 MHz signal from the Intelsat Canary Bird Satellite detected at four receiving sites from June 4 to October 17, 1967 were scanned for the occurrence of a regular cyclic type of fading. Sixty-five events were observed and tabulated. Data are presented concerning the direction, speed, and size of these drifting irregularities, the computation of the height, and the diurnal pattern. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, BEACONS), (*BEACONS, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION), SCINTILLATION, VELOCITY, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, DETECTION, ELECTRON DENSITY, SPECTRUM SIGNATURES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE