Accession Number : AD0675609

Title :   IONOSPHERIC RESEARCH USING SATELLITES.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. no. 2, 17 Nov 66-17 Nov 67,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY COLL NAIROBI (KENYA) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Hunter,Arthur N. ; Kelleher,Raymond F. ; Webster,Alan R.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : An account is given of the equipment available for ionospheric studies at Nairobi and at the associated stations of Addis Ababa, Asmara and Dar es Salaam. Results are presented for the latitude and diurnal variation of total electron content and scintillations obtained using transmissions of the travelling satellites BE-B and BE-C and from the synchronous satellite 'Canary Bird'. Investigations of large scale irregularities in the equatorial ionosphere have been commenced.

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY), (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, MEASUREMENT), SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES, RADIO TRANSMISSION, DIPOLE ANTENNAS, SCINTILLATION, RECORDING SYSTEMS, AFRICA, TELEMETER SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE