Accession Number : AD0745307

Title :   Correlation Between FMIN(Frequency Minimum) and LOF(Lowest Observed Frequency),

Corporate Author : LOWELL TECHNOLOGICAL INST RESEARCH FOUNDATION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Bibl,Klaus ; Herman,John R.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Synoptic maps of a normalized function of fmin are used to obtain the integrated absorption along a 10,000 km propagation path for comparison with the lowest observed frequency (LOF) measured by oblique incidence ionosonde over the same path in the month of July 1966. With the integrated absorption represented by a linear summation of normalized fmin at equally spaced points along the path, cross-correlation with LOF for the whole month yields a coefficient of +o.6. Alternative methods of performing the integration of absoption along the path may improve this correlation, so that oblique absorption can be predicted from vertical measurements of fmin. (AUthor)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES), ATMOSPHERE MODELS, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, RADIO WAVES, ABSORPTION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE