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