Accession Number : ADA324192

Title :   Wide-Area Modeing of the Ionosphere and Its Irregularites.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 19 Apr 90-31 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV LOWELL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Reinisch, B. W. ; Sales, G. S. ; Scali, J. L. ; Huang, X. ; Kitrosser, D. F.

PDF Url : ADA324192

Report Date : 30 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : This final report covers a wide area of Ionospheric research conducted by the Center for Atmospheric Research of the University of Massachusetts in support of the USAFs operational and research interests, the Air Force's global ionospheric sounding network and the Phillips Laboratory Airborne Ionospheric Observatory. The research efforts covered ionospheric modeling and mapping, the study of the physics of the ionosphere in both the polar and equatorial regions and the study of ionospheric structures that range over scales from hundreds of thousands of kilometers at the high end down to small-scale irregularities of the order of tens of meters at the other end of the spectrum.

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC MODELS, *IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, ALGORITHMS, EQUATORIAL REGIONS, POLAR REGIONS, DOPPLER RADAR, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, RADAR CLUTTER, AREA COVERAGE, REMOTE DETECTION, SEARCH RADAR, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), RADAR MAPPING, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, IONOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE