Accession Number : ADA290674

Title :   The Effects of Magnetic Storm Phases on F-Layer Irregularities from Auroral to Equatorial Latitudes.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. 1 Oct-31 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA CENTER FOR SPACE PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Aarons, Jules ; Mendillo, Michael

PDF Url : ADA290674

Report Date : 31 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : During the past twenty years our understanding of Equatorial Scintillation Storms (ES S) has reached a considerable maturity. We understand the average occurrence pattern and underlying physics quite well. We also understand many of the processes which create the day to day variability and which are crucial to the development of forecasting techniques. Yet there remains a persistent, illusive quality in predicting degradation of signals propagating through the ionosphere because no one has created a synthesis of this understanding. The purpose of this joint study is to outline a three year program which brings together the capabilities of the three major ONR groups in the Northeast for a cooperative venture to predict ESS on time scales of 3-6 hours. (MM)

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC SCINTILLATION, *MAGNETIC STORMS, EQUATORIAL REGIONS, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, AURORAE, F REGION.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE