Accession Number : AD0785825

Title :   Analysis Techniques for Incoherent-Scatter Data Interpretation in the 100-300 km Region.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 3, Jan-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wickwar,Vincent B.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This report examines the factors involved in the derivation of temperature information from Chatanika radar data by means of a least-squares fitting of theoretical autocorrelation functions (ACF) to the measured ACFs. The combined influence of these factors and the range of possible interpretations is shown for models of the auroral and daytime ionospheres. Finally, an indication is given of what remains to be examined and done to fully implement the least-squares fitting procedure. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ionosphere, *Temperature, *Radar signals, Electron energy, Electron density, Ion density, Aurorae, Diurnal variations, Power spectra, Curve fitting, Statistical functions, Least squares method, Incoherent scattering, Alaska

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE