Accession Number : AD0685572

Title :   TOPSIDE SOUNDING OF THE EARTH'S IONOSPHERE,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH TELECOMMUNICATIONS ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Chapman,J. H. ; Warren,E. S.

Report Date : 04 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The evolution of topside sounding through rocket and satellite experiments is reviewed. Topside sounding has proved valuable for revealing the structure of the high ionosphere and for investigating the resonance properties of a magnetoplasma. The limits of our present knowledge of these rapidly developing subjects are discussed. Topside sounding is predicted to have a long and useful role in exploration of the ionosphere of earth and other planets. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, ELECTRON DENSITY), IONOSPHERE, DISTRIBUTION, IONIZATION, RADIOSONDES, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, RADIO RECEIVERS, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, SUNSPOTS, HIGH FREQUENCY, DIPOLE ANTENNAS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, NAVIGATION SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE