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effects of ions on VLF propagation during polar cap absorption events.

E. C. Field

effects of ions on VLF propagation during polar cap absorption events.

by E. C. Field

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Published by Rand in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ionospheric radio wave propagation.,
  • Electromagnetic waves.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    SeriesRand Corporation. Research memorandum -- RM-6058-PR
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 36 p.
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16526741M

    These may take from 15minutes to 3 hours to reach the earth from the sun. These are called polar cap absorption events or solar proton events (SPE). They cause a considerable increase in D layer ionization resulting in strong HF and VHF absorption, blacking out HF communication in the polar regions for up to a day. latitude station, Tromso (°N, °E) due to the Polar Cap Absorption (PCA) caused by the precipitation of high-energy protons. We have also observed a quantifyable change in transionospheric VLF absorption associated with the flare events on 5th and 6th of December. However, the effect of the proton events can.

    The calculations are based on daytime ionospheric models representative of ambient conditions and of conditions which prevail during polar cap absorption (PCA) events. The laboratory simulation utilized a waveguide which models VLF propagation in the earth-ionosphere cavity. SEP events can produce increases of several orders of magnitude in the fluxes of energetic ions (above 1 MeV per nucleon) and electrons (above keV), which can last from a few hours to a week. Navigation and radio communication performance failure are well documented since the discovery of the PCA effect (Polar Cap Absorption).

    The peak absorption in the upper part is a measure of the intensity of the polar-cap absorption (PCA) events resulting from high-latitude ionization in the mesosphere; the lower part shows the intensity of the cosmic-ray (CR) increases recorded by neutron monitors and caused by solar-particle-induced nuclear reactions in the lower stratosphere. THE POLAR CAP ABSORPTION ON JULY , _ _TRODUCTION The general morphology of PCA events has been studied ex_ensively by means of riometers, world-wide ionogxams, and other radio propagation tech-niques, using a number o; even[.s that were observed daring the last sunspot cycle (Bailey, ; Obayashi, , and papers cited there).


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Effects of ions on VLF propagation during polar cap absorption events by E. C. Field Download PDF EPUB FB2

The results of full‐wave calculations indicate that transpolar VLF waves The Effects of Ions on Very‐Low‐Frequency Propagation During Polar‐Cap Absorption Events - Field - - Radio Science - Wiley Online LibraryCited by: Get this from a library.

The effects of ions on VLF propagation during polar cap absorption events. [Edward Clifton Field; Rand Corporation.; Project Rand (United States. Air Force)].

The propagation of electromagnetic waves in the VLF range in the earth-ionosphere waveguide has been theoretically analyzed. The results of full-wave calculations indicate that transpolar VLF waves suffer considerably more attenuation during a moderately strong polarcap absorption (PCA) event than during the undisturbed daytime.

Computed Cited by: Planet. Space Sci.pp. to Pergamon Press. Printed in Northern Ireland EFFECTS OF POLAR CAP ABSORPTION EVENTS ON VLF TRANSMISSIONS S. WESTERLUND Kiruna Geophysical Observatory, S 01 Kiruna 1, Sweden F. REDER Institute for Exploratory Research, P.O. Box A, Deal, N.J. U.S.A. C.~BOM Research Cited by:   Solar Particle Elects on Polar Cap VLF Propagation by E.

OELBERMANN JR.* Ordnance Research Laboratory Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa. Introduction Although the use of very low frequency (VLF) radio waves ( kHz) for long-range communications was supplanted by high-frequency signals in the late 's, VLF radio propagation Cited by: 6.

Disturbance effects on ionospheric reflectivity parameters, including deduced reflection heights and plane wave reflection coefficients, are presented along with riometer, magnetometer, and satellite particle detector data.

VLF/LF propagation, Ionospheric disturbances, Polar cap absorption events, Oblique ionosounding. 1] We have modeled the effects of the Sodankylä Ion Chemistry model (SIC) electron density profiles on VLF propagation across the southern polar region during. Field, The Effects of Ions on Very‐Low‐Frequency Propagation During Polar‐Cap Absorption Events, Radio Science, /RSip, 5, 3, (), ().

Wiley Online Library Janis Galejs, ELF and VLF Propagation for Models of a Perturbed Ionosphere, Radio Science, /RSip, 5, 7, (), (). Cite this chapter as: Mitra A.P. () Polar Cap Absorption Events. In: Ionospheric Effects of Solar Flares. Astrophysics and Space Science Library (A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews), vol Abstract.

Polar-cap absorption was first recognized as a distinct ionospheric phenomenon after the great cosmic-ray flare of 23 February and the somewhat less dramatic proton flares that followed during the early part of the International Geophysical Year (Bailey, ; Bailey, ; Reid and Collins, ; Hultqvist and Ortner, ; Reid and Leinbach, ).

During solar proton events, ionization can reach unusually high levels in the D-region over high and polar latitudes. Such very rare events are known as Polar Cap Absorption (or PCA) events, because the increased ionization significantly enhances the absorption of radio signals passing through the region.

[11]. Request PDF | Modeling polar ionospheric effects during the October-November solar proton events | At Ny Ålesund, Svalbard (78°54'N, 11°53'E, L ~ 18), a narrowband VLF.

Cosmic noise absorption coinciding with the sudden commencement of geomagnetic storms has been studied for 71 SC events from the data recorded at 25 riometer stations at or near the auroral zone during the period July ‐December The greatest absorption was registered at stations near the central line of the auroral zone.

This general effect of polar solvents on the frequency of n→π transitions is related to the characteristic change in the molecular charge distribution accompanying this type of transition. In certain cases solvation effects can be of considerable value in distinguishing between n→π and π→π electronic transitions.

From the standpoint of propagation, that results in very low MUFs in the polar cap. But it is accompanied by an expansion of the polar cap that can bring on heavy, long-duration ionospheric absorption.

That is the case with solar proton events, so-called polar cap absorption (PCA) events. Certain of these models are also representative of polar-cap-absorption (PCA) events.

The calculations utilize full-wave methods, and account for the vertical inhomogeneity of the ionosphere, the effects of heavy ions, and the curvature of the earth. Earlier, Reid questioned whether the ozone layer played a role in sunrise/sunset variations of ionospheric absorption during Polar Cap Absorption (PCA) events.

There, extensive calculations were carried out and ultimately showed that photo-detachment of electrons from the negative ion of molecular oxygen, in conjunction with the shadow of the. Polar cap events are caused by ionisation of the polar ionosphere by high energy protons.

I think low energy protons won't penetrate that far - that is why you only see polar cap events when high energy protons are elevated. The. FIELD (MOII Vii OP VLF Propagation D~ispersion L.1 Minimum shift keying Earth- ionosphere waveguide-ELF TACAMO I') All SIRA(T IL onfmni, w, rrv,',so nece.' SDry.

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polar cap effects observed before major geomagnetic storms based on observations of blackouts recorded by ionospheric sounding equipment. Events similar to that of February were found to oc-cur to the order of one per month.

The protons gain access to the ionosphere through the polar caps and due to the high. Effects of heavy protons: Polar Cap Absorption, PCA. Their occurrence means no propagation. During a geomagnetic storm, the ionospheric region located around the Earth's polar caps acts as a radio waves absorber, like is the D-layer at lower altitudes.In addition, there are a number of horizontal asymmetries – day-night difference in the height of the ionosphere, latitudinal changes in the Earth's magnetic field, sudden ionospheric disturbances, polar cap absorption, variation in the Earth radius of ± 11 km from equator to geographic poles, etc.

that produce other effects in the Schumann.Frequency Dependence of the Absorption Effects on Radio Communications in High Latitudes Some General Considerations WWV Monitoring Some Path -Loss Data Remedial Measures Radio Propagation Forecasting References Chapter 7 Ionospheric Propagation Predictions