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1986

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The Condorequatorial Spread-F Campaign: Overview And Results Of The Large-Scale Measurements, M. C. Kelley, J. Labelle, E. Kudeki, Bela G. Fejer, S. Basu, Su. Basu, K. D. Baker, C. Hanuise, P. Argo, R. F. Woodland, W. E. Swartz, D. T. Farley, J. W. Meriwether May 1986

The Condorequatorial Spread-F Campaign: Overview And Results Of The Large-Scale Measurements, M. C. Kelley, J. Labelle, E. Kudeki, Bela G. Fejer, S. Basu, Su. Basu, K. D. Baker, C. Hanuise, P. Argo, R. F. Woodland, W. E. Swartz, D. T. Farley, J. W. Meriwether

Bela G. Fejer

During the Condor campaign a number of instruments were set up in Peru to support the rocket experiments. In this series of papers we report on the results of the experiments designed to study the equatorial F region. In this overview paper we summarize the main results as well as report upon the macroscopic developments of spread F as evidenced by data from backscatter radars, from scintillation observations, and from digital ionosonde meaurements. In this latter regard, we argue here that at least two factors other than the classical gravitational Rayleigh-Taylor plasma instability process must operate to yield the longest-scale ...


Gigahertz Scintillations And Spaced Receiver Drift Measurements During Project Condorequatorial F-Region Rocket Campaign In Peru, S. Basu, Sa. Basu, J. Labelle, E. Kudeki, Bela G. Fejer, M. C. Kelley, H. E. Whitney May 1986

Gigahertz Scintillations And Spaced Receiver Drift Measurements During Project Condorequatorial F-Region Rocket Campaign In Peru, S. Basu, Sa. Basu, J. Labelle, E. Kudeki, Bela G. Fejer, M. C. Kelley, H. E. Whitney

Bela G. Fejer

Radar backscatter at 50 MHz, rocket, and VHF/GHz scintillation measurements of spread F irregularities at the magnetic equator in Peru were made during the Project Condor campaign in March 1983. The paper discusses the coordinated set of observations on two evenings, March 1 and March 14, 1983, when the altitude of the F region peak differed by more than 150 km. The full complement of equatorial spread F phenomena, namely, the occurrence of 3-m plume structures and VHF/GHz scintillations, were recorded on both these evenings. It was found that the radar backscatter with extended plumes occurs in association ...


The Prereversal Enhancement Of Thezonal Electric Field In The Equatorial Ionosphere, D. T. Farley, E. Bonelli, Bela G. Fejer, M. F. Larsen Jan 1986

The Prereversal Enhancement Of Thezonal Electric Field In The Equatorial Ionosphere, D. T. Farley, E. Bonelli, Bela G. Fejer, M. F. Larsen

Bela G. Fejer

The electric fields in the ionospheric E and F regions near the magnetic equator often show a strong eastward enhancement shortly after sunset and before the eastward (normally) daytime field reverses to westward. Several theoretical models of the low-latitude fields suggest that this enhancement is caused mainly or entirely by F region winds (the F region dynamo), but some authors have suggested that it could be produced solely by E region tidal winds. We give here additional calculations and arguments in support of the F region source. The enhancement of the eastward field for an eastward F region wind turns ...