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Scintillations associated with bottomside sinusoidal irregularities in the equatorial F regionMultisatellite scintillation observations and spaced receiver drift measurements are presented for a category of equatorial F region plasma irregularities characterized by nearly sinusoidal waveforms in the ion number density. The observations were made at Huancayo, Peru, and the measurements at Ancon, Peru, associated with irregularities observed by the Atmospheric-Explorer-E satellite on a few nights in December 1979. Utilizing ray paths to various geostationary satellites, it was found that the irregularities grow and decay almost simultaneously in long-lived patches extending at least 1000 km in the east-west direction.
Document ID
19860037061
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Basu, S. (Emmanuel Coll. Boston, MA, United States)
Basu, S. (Emmanuel College Boston, MA, United States)
Valladares, C. E. (Texas, University Richardson, United States)
Dasgupta, A. (Emmanuel Coll. Boston, MA, United States)
Whitney, H. E. (USAF, Geophysics Laboratory, Bedford MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 91
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
AFGL-TR-86-0039
AD-A164917
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: F19628-84-K-0003
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-5419
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-44-004-120
Distribution Limits
Public
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