Accession Number : ADA323511

Title :   A Plan to Develop Predictive Capability for Equatorial Scintillation Storms.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA DEPT OF PHYSICS

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

PDF Url : ADA323511

Report Date : 27 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : To begin the assembly of a coordinated, multiparameter data base suitable for testing various approaches to prediction the team went to Tucuman, Argentina and set up an airglow imaging system to record the 6300 A airglow depletions that mark the boundaries of low latitude irregularity patterns. A successful series of measurements were made during the campaign. Optical observations at Arequipa, Peru were made. The range of observations and the dip latitude of Tucuman are shown in our figure. Positions relative to other stations such as Jicamarca and Santiago are also shown in this figure. The data are being reduced as of this time with interesting comparisons of phase and amplitude scintillation with optical and radar data. Localized differences are considerable so that on some days the occurrence of scintillation was different for stations 500 km apart.

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC SCINTILLATION, *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, DATA BASES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OPTICAL DATA, AIRGLOW, PERU, ARGENTINA.

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE