HF COMMUNICATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING IN THE HIGH LATITUDE REGION

Authors
  1. Belrose, J.S.
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Observations at high latitudes are essential for modern research in space physics, for it is there that the interplanetary magnetic field lines approach the Earth at a high angle, and direct observations are possible of the behaviour of plasma boundary layers caused by the interaction between magnetic fields of the Earth and the "solar wind" energy pervading the solar system. Recent observations in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard and Finland are making significant advances in understanding the nature of the magnetosphere that surrounds the earth. Studies of the polar atmosphere have recently revealed features of significance to the world as a whole. The weakly ionized upper atmosphere, or ionosphere, is strongly influenced by the Earth's magnetic field at high latitudes, one spectacular visual effect is the aurora, and these disturbances propagate across lower latitudes between north and south regions. TRUNCATED
Report Number
AGARD-LS-162-PAP-5 — @Paper presented September-October l988 in Canada, Norway, and UK as part of the AGARD sponsored Lecture series; CONTAINED IN 89-00351
Date of publication
15 Sep 1988
Number of Pages
42
DSTKIM No
89-00346
CANDIS No
58288
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