Accession Number : ADA329971

Title :   Ionospheric Profiles from Far Ultraviolet Remote Sensing: The Forward Model.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA A AND M UNIV NORMAL

Personal Author(s) : Tan, A.

PDF Url : ADA329971

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Ultraviolet remote sensing of the ionosphere - The goal of this project is to faithfully reconstruct ionospheric profiles from O+ - e- recombination emissions in the far ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum as observed from polar orbitting space platforms. The nighttiine ionsophere - Remote sensing of the nighttime ionosphere is a more straightforward process because of the absence of the complications brought about by daytime solar ultraviolet radiation. This, therefore marks the starting point of the present investigation.

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC MODELS, *ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS, PEAK VALUES, FORWARD AREAS, SPACECRAFT, COMPUTATIONS, LAYERS, REACTION TIME, PROFILES, REMOTE DETECTORS, HIGH ALTITUDE, AURORAE, ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA, CIRCULAR ORBITS.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE