Radar measurement of the seasonal variation in the velocity of the sunrise terminator

Meehan D.H. (1990) Radar measurement of the seasonal variation in the velocity of the sunrise terminator. Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, 52 3: 219-222. doi:10.1016/0021-9169(90)90125-7


Author Meehan D.H.
Title Radar measurement of the seasonal variation in the velocity of the sunrise terminator
Journal name Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics
ISSN 0021-9169
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0021-9169(90)90125-7
Volume 52
Issue 3
Start page 219
End page 222
Total pages 4
Subject 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
1908 Geophysics
Abstract The HF phased-array pencil beam radar at Bribie Island, Australia, used to measure horizontal movements of the ionosphere, has been calibrated using the known velocity of the sunrise terminator. The seasonal variation in the velocity of the terminator has been resolved, both in magnitude and direction. The technique uses single-station ionospheric sounding, and requires the angle of arrival and Doppler shift of ionospheric echoes to be measured as the terminator passes overhead. Pfister's theorem [(1971), J. atmos. terr. Phys. 33, 999] then allows calculation of the velocity of the reflecting surface. The difference between theory and experiment is less than 3% in speed and 2° in direction on average.
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