Multiple Instrument Studies of Chemical Releases and Heating at Arecibo
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Extended periods of HF modification prior to the rocket launches also provided an opportunity to study heating effects, per se.
This report reviews some preliminary results from three participating instruments:
(1) ion-line mapping made by the Arecibo incoherent scatter radar,
(2) HF backscatter characterization and tracking of the barium cloud, and
(3) transionospheric propagation diagnosis of large and medium scale structure produced by heating and the barium releases.
The data that are reviewed are primarily observational and are presented with a minimum of physical interpretation. Recommendations are made for further analysis of much of the data.