Accession Number : AD0779913

Title :   Joint Radar/Satellite Experiments at Chatanika, Alaska.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1, Oct 71-Nov 73,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Watt,Theodore M.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The results of joint radar/satellite experiments at Chatanika, Alaska are reported. Two types of experiments are described: (1) simultaneous observation of electron-density profiles obtained by incoherent-scatter and topside-sounding techniques, and comparison of the two sets of results; and (2) measurement of electron density and energetic particle flux, and the combination of these measurements to obtain profiles of effective recombination coefficient. The latter experiment (2) has been completed and is described in some detail. Values of effective recombination coefficient obtained by this technique compare favorably with results reported elsewhere. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric sounding, *Ionosphere, *Alaska, Radar signals, Incoherent scattering, Scientific satellites, Electron density, Electron energy, Energetic properties, Aurorae, Flux(Rate)

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE