Accession Number : ADA314985

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

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. 1 Oct-31 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA CENTER FOR SPACE PHYSICS

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

PDF Url : ADA314985

Report Date : 31 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : At high latitudes, data sets were used from a large number of stations of the International GPS Service for Geodynamics. In Europe - Ny Alesund, Tromso, Kiruna and Onsala. In North America - Yellowknife, Fairbanks, Algonquit, St. John's. These data sets were used to determine if one could forecast when scintillations would be present during magnetically quiet periods and during storm periods. It was found in a study of the magnetic storm of November 3-4, 1993 that both intensity and occurrence of the irregularities increased at the auroral site of Yellowknife during the storm. Later in the storm the lower latitude station of Algonquin developed irregularities as the irregularity oval expanded. Other storms will be studied to determine the rate of expansion of the irregularity oval.

Descriptors :   *F REGION, *IONOSPHERIC SCINTILLATION, *MAGNETIC STORMS, DATA BASES, EQUATORIAL REGIONS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, AURORAE, SOLAR RADIATION, TROPOSPHERE, HIGH LATITUDES, RADIO WAVES, ELECTRON FLUX, AIRGLOW, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE