Accession Number : AD0759533

Title :   Scintillation and Polarimeter Measurements at College, Alaska,

Corporate Author : ALASKA UNIV COLLEGE GEOPHYSICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Merritt,Robert P. ; Faust,George H. , Jr

Report Date : 14 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The report summarizes the scintillation and polarimeter measurements being conducted on a routine basis by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska at College, Alaska. The purpose of the contract is to record the behavior of the total electron content of a column of the ionosphere and the scintillation induced on a VHF radio signal passing through that column from a beacon radio transmitter located on the NASA ATS-1 geostationary satellite. Specific events are discussed to indicate the relationship between the scintillation data, the polarization data, and other geophysical phenomena routinely obtained at the Geophysical Institute. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY), (*IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, SCINTILLATION), VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, RADIO SIGNALS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SOLAR DISTURBANCES, POLARIZATION, ALASKA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE