Accession Number : AD0721182

Title :   Riometry as an Aid to Ionospheric Forecasting.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Cormier,Raymond J.

Report Date : 10 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The report deals with the use of riometers as an aid in ionospheric forecasting during both disturbed and undisturbed conditions at various geographical regions of the earth. Both the physical and technical aspects of riometry are discussed. Riometer observations during special solar geophysical events such as polar cap absorptions, auroral absorptions, and solar flare effects are presented and discussed. Suggestions for the improvement of riometer output and a description of experiments to be performed using riometers as an integral part of forecasting systems are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, *RIOMETERS), (*IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, PREDICTIONS), SOLAR FLARES, AURORAE, POLAR REGIONS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, ABSORPTION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE