TOPSIDE OBSERVATION OF ELECTRON DENSITY VARIATIONS (G-CONDITION) AT TIMES OF LOW MAGNETIC ACTIVITY

Authors
  1. Herzberg, L.
  2. Nelms, G.L.
  3. Dyson, P.L.
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The so-called G-condition of the ionosphere is investigated for the topside with the Alouette II satellite. Inthe Absence of a severe magnetic disturbance, The condition is occasionally observed over a path length of the order of a thousand kilometers. Variation in electron density is accompanied, at levels below 2000 km, by significant increases in scale height. Cylindrical electrostatic probes carried on the satellite show at the same time, increases in electron temperature.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1969
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
Vol.47, No.23, p.2683-2689, 1969, Can J. of Physics, Repr 3152.
DSTKIM No
70-00301
CANDIS No
76744
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