ON THE DETERMINATION OF FINE SCALE IONOSPHERIC INHOMOGENEITIES BY MEANS OF A FARADAY ROTATION ANALYSIS OF ECHO II RADAR RETURNS.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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Radar returns from Echo II satellite were obtained during a period of sunspot minimum at Randle Cliff NRL-CBD. By means of a Faraday rotation analysis it was tentatively concluded that electron content inhomogeneities of a few percent exist over horizontal scales of between 8 and 24 kilometers. It was concluded that the accuracy of the technique which was employed to deduce the inhomogeneities could be improved by increasing the radar signal to noise ratio and by operating at a lower radar frequency - possibly in the HF range. Author
- Atmospheric Physics