Accession Number : AD0722042

Title :   Electron Content Measurements and F Region Modeling Applied to Ionospheric Parameter Determination,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Smith,F. L. , III

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The theory relating the ionospheric electron content to electromagnetic propagation effects along transionospheric paths is reviewed and measurements of the diurnal variation of the electron content are presented. The possibility of using continuous electron content measurements to determine basic F region parameters, such as ionization and recombination rates, as well as to explain anomalous features of F region behavior is discussed. An appendix contains graphical and numerical presentations of electron content values derived from observations of VHF transmissions from the ATS-I satellite between October 1, 1968 and December 31, 1969. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, *ELECTRON DENSITY), (*RADIO WAVES, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION), IONIZATION, RADIO TRANSMISSION, HIGH FREQUENCY, DOPPLER EFFECT, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, CURVE FITTING, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE