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Journal of Research Volume 64D

Journal of Research of National Bureau of Standards, Section D: Radio Propagation

The Journal of Research of NIST and its predecessors report NIST research and development in metrology and related fields of: physical science, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, biotechnology, information technology.

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Volume 64D

ISSN: 1060-1783

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3

Issue 4

Issue 5

Issue 6




Issue 1 January 1960

Foreword. Report of the United States of America National Committee to the XIII General Assembly of the International Scientific Radio Union, London, England, September 5 to 15, 1960, p. i
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.001

Corrections (Volume 64D), p. ii
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.002

Effect of antenna size on gain, bandwidth, and efficiency, p. 1
Harrington, Roger F.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.003

Surface-wave resonance effect in a reactive cylindrical structure excited by an axial line source, p. 13
Cullen, A. L.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.004

Basic experimental studies of the magnetic field from electromagnetic sources immersed in a semi-infinite conducting medium, p. 21
Kraichman, Martin B.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.005

A very-low-frequency antenna for investigating the ionosphere with horizontally polarized radio waves, p. 27
Macmillan, R.S.; Rusch, W. V. T.; Golden, R. M.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.006

Effects of high-altitude nuclear explosions on radio noise, p. 37
Samson, C. A.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.007

Measured frequency spectra of very-low-frequency atmospherics, p. 41
Obayashi, Tatsuzo
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.008

Determination of the amplitude-probability distribution of atmospheric radio noise from slalistical moments, p. 49
Crichlow, W.Q. ; Roubique, C.J.; Spaulding, A.D.; Beery, W.M.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.009

Measurements of coastal deviation of high-frequency radio waves, p. 57
McLeish, C.W.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.010

An exact earth-flattening procedure in propagation around a sphere, p. 61
Koo, Benjamin Y.C.; Katzin, Martin
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.011

Limit of spatial resolution of refractometer cavities, p. 65
Hartman, William J.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.012

Conference on arctic communication, p. 73
Kirby, R.C.; Little, C.G.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.013

Tropospheric scatter propagation and atmospheric circulations, p. 81
Moler, William F.; Holden, D.B.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.014

Layered earth propagation in the vicinity of Point Barrow, Alaska, p. 95
Stanley, Glenn M.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.015

Announcement of Systematic Ionospheric Electron Density Data, p. 99
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.016


Issue 2 March 1960

Optimum frequencies for outer space communication, p. 105
Haydon, George W.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.017

The joint use of the ordinary and extraordinary virtual height curves in determining ionos[)heric layer jirofiles, p. 111
Storey, L.R.O.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.018

Measured statistical characteristics and narrow-band teletype message errors on a single-sideband 600-mile-long ultrahigh-frequency tropospheric radio link, p. 125
Florman, E.F.; Plush, R.W.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.019

Impedance of a corner-reflector antenna as a function of the diameter and length of the driven element, p. 135
Wilson, A.C.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.020

The electric field at the ground plane near a top-loaded monopole antenna with special regard to electrically small L. and T-antennas, p. 139
Knudsen, H. Lottrup; Larsen, T.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.021

Terrestrial propagation of very-low-frequency radio waves, a theoretical investigation, p. 153
Wait, James R.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.022

Aurora of October 22/23, 1958, at Rapid City, South Dakota, p. 205
Roach, F. E.; Marovich, E.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.023


Issue 3 May 1960

A theory of radar scattering by the moon, p. 217
Senior, T.B.A.; Siegel, K.M.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.024

A theory of wavelength dependence in ultrahigh frequency transhorizon propagation based on meteorological considerations, p. 231
Bolgiano, Ralph, Jr.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.025

A preliminary study of radiometeorological effects on beyond-horizon propagation, p. 239
Ikegami, F.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.026

The trade-wind inversion as a transoceanic duct, p. 247
Katzin, M.; Pezzner, H.; Koo, B. Y.-C.; Larson, J. V.; Katzin, J.C.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.027

An analysis of propagation measurements made at 418 megacycles per second well beyond the radio horizon (a digest), p. 255
Janes, H.B.; Stroud, J.C.; Decker, M.T.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.028

On the calculation of the departures of radio wave bending from normal, p. 259
Bean, B.R.; Dutton, E.J.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.029

On the mode theory of very-low-frequency propagation in the presence of a transverse magnetic field, p. 265
Crombie, D.D.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.030

On the theory of reflection of low- and very-low-radiofrequency waves from the ionosphere, p. 269
Johler, J. Ralph; Walters, Lillie C.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.031

Focusing, defocusing, and refraction in a circularly stratified atmosphere, p. 287
Toman, K.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.032

Response of a loaded electric dipole in an imperfectly conducting cylinder of finite length, p. 289
Harrison, Charles W., Jr.; King, Ronold W.P.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.033

Impedance characteristics of a uniform current loop having a spherical core, p. 295
Adachi, Saburo
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.034


Issue 4 July 1960

Relation of turbulence theory to ionospheric forward scatter propagation experiments, p. 301
Wheelon, Albert D.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.035

Propagation at oblique incidence over cylindrical obstacles, p. 311
Bachynski, M.P.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.036

Diffraction by smooth conical obstacles, p. 317
Neugebauer, H.E.J.; Bachynski, M.P.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.037

Characteristics of 488 megacycles per second radio signals reflected from the moon, p. 331
Blevis, B.C.; Chapman, J.H.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.038

The use of polarization fading of satellite signals to study the electron content and irregularities in the ionosphere, p. 335
Little, C. Gordon; Lawrence,Robert S.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.039

Note on a test of the equivalence theorem for sporadic E propagation, p. 347
Wright, J.W.; Gautier, T.N.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.040

Daytime attenuation rates in the very low frequency band using atmospherics, p. 349
Taylor, W.L.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.041

Measured electrical properties of snow and glacial ice, p. 357
Watt, A.D.; Maxwell, E.L.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.042

Half-wave cylindrical antenna in a dissipative medium: current and impedance, p. 365
King, Ronold; Harrison, Charles W.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.043

Preface to ELF papers, p. 381
Wait, James R.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.044

Some ELF phenomena, p. 383
Pierce, E.T.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.045

Mode theory and the propagation of ELF radio waves, p. 387
James R. Wait
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.046

Studies of natural electric and magnetic fields, p. 405
Garland, G.D.; Webster, T.F.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.047

Natural electromagnetic energy below the ELF range, p. 409
Campbell, Wallace H.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.048

Possible application of the system loss concept at ELF, p. 413
Norton, Kenneth A.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.049

Measurements of the spectrum of radio noise from 50 to 100 cycle per second, p. 415
Balser, M.; Wagner, C.A.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.050


Issue 5 September 1960

ELF electric fields from thunderstorms, p. 425
Watt, A.D.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.051

Field strength measurements in fresh water, p. 435
Saran, Gurdip S.; Held, Gedalia
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.052

Electrical resistivity studies on the Athabasca Glacier, Alberta, Canada, p. 439
Keller, G.V.; Frischknecht, F.C.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.053

Amplitude distribution for radio signals reflected by meteor trails, p. 449
Wheelon, Albert D.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.054

Computation and measurement of the fading rate of moon-reflected UHF signals, p. 455
Fricker, S.J.; Ingalls, R.P.; Mason, W.C.; Stone, M.L.; Swift, D.W.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.055

On the theory of wave propagation through a concentrically stratified troposphere with a smooth profile, p. 467
Bremmer, H.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.056

Polarization and depression-angle dependence of radar terrain return, p. 483
Katz, I.; Spetner, L.M.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.057

Methods of predicting the atmospheric bending of radio rays, p. 487
Bean, B.R.; Thayer, G.D.; Cahoon, B.A.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.058

Loss in channel capacity resulting from starting delay in meteor-burst communication, p. 493
Sugar, George R.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.059

Elementary considerations of the effects of multipath propagation in meteorburst communication, p. 495
Sugar, George R.; Carpenter, Robert J.; Ochs, Gerard R.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.060

Use of logarithmic frequency spacing in ionogram analysis, p. 501
King, G.A.M.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.061

Guiding of whistlers in homogeneous medium, p. 505
Smith, R.L.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.062

Propagation of microwaves through a magneto-plasma, and a possible method for determining the electron velocity distributions, p. 509
Cullen, A.L.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.063

On electromagnetic radiation in magneto-ionic media, p. 515
Kogelnik, Herwig
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.064

Radiation and admittance of an insulated slotted-sphere antenna surrounded by a strongly ionized plasma sheath, p. 525
Marini, John W.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.065

A contribution to the theory of corrugated guides, p. 533
Piefke, G.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.066

High-gain, very low side-lobe antenna with capability for beam slewing, p. 557
Wilson, Alvin C.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.067

Shielding of transient electromagnetic signals by a thin conducting sheet, p. 563
Zitron, N.R.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.068

Cylindrical antenna theory, p. 569
Duncan, R.H.; Hinchey, F.A.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.069

Errata, p. 589
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.070


Issue 6 November 1960

URSI National Committee Report: Commission 1. Radio Measurement Methods and Standards, p. 591
Gerber, E.A.; Engen, G.F.; Deschamps, G.A.; Weinschel, B.O.; Oliver, B.M.; Selby, M.C.; Thompson, M.C., Jr.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.071

URSI National Committee Report: Commission 2. Tropospheric Radio Propagation, p. 607
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.072

URSI National Committee Report: Commission 3. Ionospheric Radio Propagation. Review of USA Activity in the Fields of Interest of URSI Commission 3 During the Triennium 1957 Through 1959, p. 629
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.073

URSI National Committee Report: Commission 4. Radio Noise of Terrestrial Origin, p. 637
Crichlow, William Q. (editor)
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.074

URSI National Committee Report: Commission 5. Radio Astronomy. Review of Developments Occurring Within the United States of America in the Field of Radio Astronomy, p. 655
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.075

URSI National Committee Report: Commission 6. Radio Waves and Circuits. Part 1. Information Theory and Coding, p. 671
Elias, P.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.076

URSI National Committee Report: Commission 7. Radio Electronics. 1. Parametric Amplifiers, p. 751
Tien, P.K.; Heffner, H.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.064D.077

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