Accession Number : ADA307646

Title :   Millstone Hill Radar Studies of Plasma Waves and Turbulence.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 92-31 Oct 95,

Corporate Author : HAYSTACK OBSERVATORY WESTFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Foster, John C.

PDF Url : ADA307646

Report Date : 07 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The principal object of this research program was the investigation of ionospheric plasma waves and turbulence at mid and high latitudes using the M.I.T. Millstone Hill UHF radar. A three-year program of radar observations and analysis investigated plasma wave and turbulence occurrence characteristics, the relationship of turbulence to the auroral dynamics and structure associated with stable auroral red arcs, validation of ionospheric radiotomography techniques used for determining ionospheric structure, and the possible enhancement of plasma waves due to lightning-induced effects. Monostatic and bi-static radar experiments were performed to collect data on E region turbulence for use in these investigations. A unique body of observations was obtained for investigating flow angle and magnetic aspect angle characteristics of E region turbulence. Techniques and results have been described in the published literature, as indicated below.

Descriptors :   *TURBULENCE, *RADAR, *PLASMA WAVES, ANGLES, IONOSPHERE, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, STABILITY, OPTIMIZATION, VALIDATION, DYNAMICS, RED(COLOR), MONOSTATIC RADAR, LIGHTNING, FLOW, AURORAE, RADAR CLUTTER, HIGH LATITUDES, E REGION, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, ASPECT ANGLE, BISTATIC DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE