Accession Number : AD0731157

Title :   HF Electron Density Measurements under Project BIRDSEED

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Schneible, Richard A ; Wilson, Frederick C

PDF Url : AD0731157

Report Date : Sep 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The report describes the experiment plan, equipment and data collection and reduction procedures used in the RADC HF sounding experiment carried out under AEC Project BIRDSEED. This experiment was designed to measure the electron density produced by high altitude barium releases. Time histories of the electron density produced by releases SAPSUCKER and TITMOUSE are presented. They are of an order of magnitude smaller in magnitude than produced by various releases of comparable size. They also show a different characteristic shape.

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, *IONOSPHERE, BARIUM, CONDENSATION TRAILS, ELECTRON DENSITY, HIGH FREQUENCY, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE