Measuring ionospheric movements using totally reflected radio waves

From W.R., Sadler E.M. and Whitehead J.D. (1988) Measuring ionospheric movements using totally reflected radio waves. Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, 50 2: 153-165. doi:10.1016/0021-9169(88)90052-9


Author From W.R.
Sadler E.M.
Whitehead J.D.
Title Measuring ionospheric movements using totally reflected radio waves
Journal name Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics
ISSN 0021-9169
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0021-9169(88)90052-9
Volume 50
Issue 2
Start page 153
End page 165
Total pages 13
Subject 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
1908 Geophysics
Abstract It is shown that for radio waves of a particular frequency reflected totally from the ionosphere the effect of refraction as well as reflection can be simulated by an effective reflecting surface. This mirrorlike surface will give the correct angle of arrival and Doppler shift for all radars operating at this frequency. It is theoretically possible for the effective reflecting surface to be folded back on itself, but this is unlikely except for F-region echoes refracted by sporadic E-clouds. If the surface is not folded and exists everywhere, it is always possible to describe its motion and change in terms of wave undulations. Experimental data for F-region echoes show that these wave undulations are very dispersive. However, the matching between the best fitting model and the experimental data is worse than expected for reasons we do not understand.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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