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dc.contributor.advisor Gordon, William E.
dc.creatorBehnke, Richard Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T21:59:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T21:59:44Z
dc.date.issued 1968
dc.identifier.citation Behnke, Richard Alan. "Direct measurement of the vertical component of the transport velocity in the ionospheric F region." (1968) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/90098.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/90098
dc.description.abstract A new technique for measuring the vertical component of the ionospheric ambipolar transport velocity Vz in the topside F region is reported. Incoherent backscatter spectra taken on August 7, 9, and 15 (1967) reveal a slight Doppler shift from which the line-of-sight (vertical) velocity of the plasma under observation is calculated. The measurements v/ere taken from 1800 hrs. L.T. to 2200 hrs. L. T. and demonstrate that the velocities during this period were most negative at times corresponding to the rapid cooling of the F region due to ionospheric sunset. The values of Vz range from 40 meters per second downward to 10 meters per second upward.
dc.format.extent 47 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Direct measurement of the vertical component of the transport velocity in the ionospheric F region
dc.identifier.digital RICE1134
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Space Physics and Astronomy
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis SP.SCI. 1968 Behnke


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