Accession Number : AD0777818

Title :   Scintillation and Polarimeter Measurements at College, Alaska.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Apr 71-30 Jun 73,


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

Report Date : 20 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The report summarizes the scintillations and polarimeter measurements being conducted on a routine basis by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska at College, Alaska, on Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories Contract Number F 19628-71-C-0113. The purpose of this 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)

Descriptors :   *Ionospheric propagation, *Scintillation, *Electron density, Very high frequency, Radio signals, Scientific satellites, Solar disturbances, Polarization, Faraday effect, Alaska

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE