Accession Number : AD0717683

Title :   Areal Mapping: A Preliminary Assessment of Its Applicability to the Ionosphere.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Rush,Charles M. ; Cookingham,Robert E.

Report Date : 02 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The mapping of ionospheric parameters for the purpose of extending and extrapolating observations is studied. It is found that a relatively simple contouring program can be used to specify the ionosphere in the lower regions that are under strict solar control. Using electron density data representative of various ionospheric stations in North America, it is seen that the shape of the generated contours for the F region depend upon the location of the various stations. These results seem to imply the need for more sophisticated methods of synoptic representation of the upper level ionosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY), (*ELECTRON DENSITY, MAPPING), SUNSPOTS, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, PREDICTIONS, HIGH FREQUENCY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE