Accession Number : AD0713000

Title :   RADAR SCATTERING FROM TURBULENT PLASMAS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF APPLIED PHYSICS AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Abney,Robert ; Bowles,Kenneth L.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The document reports radio star scintillation observations which were carried out at the Jicamarca Radio Observatory during the period February - August, 1968. After an initial period of equipment set up and testing, observations were conducted whenever time was available at the Jicamarca facility. Electron density irregularities embedded in the electrojet were observed by Balsley (1967) to exhibit certain turbulence like characteristics. Those observations were based on radar backscatter measurements. The radar measurements indicated the presence of large scale (approximately 1 kilometer) irregularities with which the backscattering irregularities were associated. Accordingly, it was thought that forward scatter observations such as radio star scintillation measurements would allow a useful and independent observation of the 'turbulent' irregularities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY), (*RADAR PULSES, BACKSCATTERING), (*EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, SCINTILLATION), STARS, PLASMA MEDIUM, TURBULENCE, RADIO ASTRONOMY

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE