Accession Number : AD0694365

Title :   COMPARISON OF COLUMNAR IONOSPHERIC ELECTRON CONTENT OBTAINED FROM SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENTS OF FARADAY ROTATION AND DOPPLER SHIFT.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Arendt,P. R.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A comparison of columnar content values calculated from Doppler slope and polarization data is given. Measurements were obtained simultaneously from radio beacon signals transmitted by the S-66 BEC satellite at 40, 41, and 360 MHz. The error of the Doppler method is 5%; the error of the polarization method is 3%. The ratio of the columnar content values varies between 0.75 and 1.22; larger deviations are related to horizontal gradients which affect mainly the precision of the Doppler data evaluation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY), DOPPLER EFFECT, MAGNETOOPTICS, POLARIZATION, RADIO TRANSMISSION, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE