Chatanika radar investigation of high latitude E-region ionization structure and dynamics
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1975 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 277–288, March 1975
How to Cite
1975), Chatanika radar investigation of high latitude E-region ionization structure and dynamics, Radio Sci., 10(3), 277–288, doi:10.1029/RS010i003p00277.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 20 NOV 1974
Simultaneous Chatanika incoherent scatter radar, auroral all-sky camera, and photometric data are utilized to delineate the structure and dynamics of the auroral E layer for various types of disturbances. The vertical distribution of ionization (Ne(h) profiles) is presented and discussed for various disturbance phenomena, such as the great geomagnetic storm of August 2–9, 1972, intense auroral particle precipitation events (March 16, 1972, March 2, 1973), and auroral infrasonic wave disturbances, April 2, 1973. Ne(h) profiles for quiet conditions and for a slowly varying disturbance (the July 10, 1972, solar eclipse) are shown for comparison purposes.