Accession Number : ADA328541

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

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan-30 Jun 97,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA CENTER FOR SPACE PHYSICS

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

PDF Url : ADA328541

Report Date : 30 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : With scintillation data collected at both high and equatorial latitudes for a series of magnetic storms, we are searching for means of identifying the parameters at high latitudes which produce effects at equatorial latitudes. We seek to understand the physics of development of irregularities both at high and at equatorial latitudes. The measurement of parameters which are necessary and sufficient to develop the irregularities can be used to forecast and predict when these irregularities interfere with communications and navigation operations. By using simultaneous measurements of the same parameters, rate of change of phase and total electron content, from a series of stations at high and equatorial latitudes, it is expected that a link may be forged between high latitude activity and equatorial irregularities.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC STORMS, EQUATORIAL REGIONS, PARAMETERS, ELECTRONS, NAVIGATION, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, AURORAE, HIGH LATITUDES, SCINTILLATION, GEODYNAMICS.

Subject Categories : Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE