Full-Wave Treatment of Wave-Propagation Through Planar Irregularities of a Magnetoionic Medium.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS
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The paper describes a full-wave numerical method for integrating the wave equations controlling reflection and transmission of waves through planar irregularities of a temperate plasma. A characteristic wave is incident upon a plasma irregularity and all the resulting properties of the two transmitted and two reflected waves are investigated. It is shown that transmitted and reflected wavefields may be determined by integrating the wave equations by means of a standard numerical procedure followed by a spatial Fourier analysis of the fields resulting from the integration. The technique may be used for studying VLF propagation through irregularities oriented along the geomagnetic field lines. Author
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