Accession Number : AD0757358

Title :   DNA Project 617 Radar: Auroral Ionospheric Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 71-15 Nov 72,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Baron,M. J.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 313

Abstract : The DNA Project 617 incoherent-scatter radar has been operating at its Chatanika, Alaska location for eighteen months. This report describes the research studies pursued by SRI in 1972, including the following: Investigation of high-latitude ionospheric plasma-transport phenomena; Studies of ionospheric plasma interaction with the neutral atmosphere; Studies of auroral ionization; Correlative studies with the Homer Project 609 auroral clutter radar; Radar measurements in support of rocket-borne experiments (including ICE CAP '72); Diurnal/seasonal behavior of the auroral ionosphere; Measurements of the ionospheric effects of the August 1972 solar storm; Effects of the 10 July 1972 total solar eclipse; Investigation of ionospheric conditions responsible for spread-F.

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, RADAR REFLECTIONS, INCOHERENT SCATTERING, ELECTRIC FIELDS, AURORAE, IONIZATION, ELECTRON DENSITY, RADAR CLUTTER, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, SOLAR RADIATION, MAGNETIC STORMS, SOLAR ECLIPSES, ALASKA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE