AN F-LAYER MODEL OF THE IONOSPHERE FOR NORTH AMERICA

Authors
  1. Gladwin, C.J.
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Data collected from the Alouette 1 and 2 satellites (ALOSYN and ALOUETTE N(h) have been organized in order to make predictions of ionospheric characteristics such as foF2, slab thickness, and spread F as functions of longitude, latitude, local time, month, magnetic activity, and sunspot number. Spread F and foF2 are determined statistically from about E6 Alouette 1 ionograms and slab thickness is estimated using about E5 electron density profiles. The data and the necessary computer programs for analysing these data by the user are on two labelled tapes and are available from the Communications Research Centre. Contour maps of foF2, spread F and slab thickness as a function of geographic latitude and local time can be generated. A special technique is outlined in order that the user may modify his results to include the main trough. The major computer programs used are available on request.
Report Number
1337 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1980
Number of Pages
77
DSTKIM No
80-03529
CANDIS No
91207
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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