Research at NRL on Theoretical and Numerical Simulation Studies of Ionospheric Irregularities
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The importance of ionospheric irregularities in the overall concept of dynamic ionospheric physics modeling is emphasized. In particular, ionospheric irregularities produce scintillation which cause communication and radar system degradation. The determination, classification and nonlinear development of such instabilities, in terms of theoretical and numerical studies, is of fundamental importance. This report gives an overview of ionospheric irregularities and specific results in two areas 1 nonlinear development of the type II E region equatorial electrojet instability and 2 plasma clouds, image effects and striations in the ionosphere.
- Atmospheric Physics