Accession Number : AD0787782

Title :   Analysis of Satellite Recordings. Fine Structure Variations of Total Electron Content.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept. 1 Jul 73-30 Jun 74,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY COLL OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Hughes,K. A. ; Kersley,L.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Fine structure variations of total electron content of a quasi periodic nature were analyzed for the period June 1971 to April 1973. The observations are interpreted as ionospheric manifestations of internal gravity waves in the neutral atmosphere. A statistical connection is shown between ionospheric perturbations of a periodic nature and developing cyclonic systems in the troposphere which appear to act as source regions for internal gravity waves. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ionospheric disturbances, Electron density, Diurnal variations, Gravity waves, Magnetic disturbances, Wavefronts, Graphs, Internal waves, Communication satellites

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE