Accession Number : AD0781954

Title :   The Effect of Artificial Ionospheric Heating on Partial Reflections.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK IONOSPHERE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kissick,William A.

Report Date : 01 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : The work describes several theories that make use of a radio wave partially reflected from the D-region of the earth's ionosphere. Firstly, a new form of pulsed wave interaction experiment is proposed, which uses a probing wave that is partially reflected within a region heated by an independent ground-based high-power RF source. Secondly, the effects of self-heating on the usual partial reflection experiment are examined. Lastly, an analytical electron density synthesis technique is presented for the partial reflection experiment. This reduction method is based on 'volume' reflection theory and makes use of only ordinary mode data. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC MODIFICATION, *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, *ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, RADIO WAVES, HEATING, ELECTRON DENSITY, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE