Accession Number : ADB145357

Title :   Studies of Ionospheric Dynamics Utilizing Data from DMSP. Appendix B: Complete Listings of the Algorithm to Calculate Potential (DMSPPOTMOD2.FOR).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON CENTER FOR SPACE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Heelis, R. A. ; Hairston, M. R.

Report Date : 22 FEB 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This report covers the period 1987 to 1989 during which time our efforts have been primarily devoted to the reduction of ion drift meter data from the DMSP satellite. This work has required the development of sophisticated algorithms to generate in-situ ion drift velocity data with respect to the spacecraft and the derivation of an electrostatic potential distribution along the spacecraft track. This initial effort has been directed toward satisfying the needs of mathematical models of the high-latitude convection pattern, with some effort devoted to the improvement of the formulations currently in use. In this report we discuss the rationale for the preparation of data bases of the ion drift velocity and derived parameters from the DMSP data. The function of this computer code is described in detail to allow other users to make use of its capabilities. Keywords: Ionospheric plasma convection pattern; Plasma convection modelling. (JHD)

Descriptors :   *CONVECTION, *IONOSPHERE, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *IONIZATION POTENTIALS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, DISTRIBUTION, DRIFT, DYNAMICS, ELECTROSTATICS, HIGH LATITUDES, IONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PARAMETERS, PATTERNS, VELOCITY, DRIFTMETERS, MILITARY SATELLITES.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE