Zonal Winds as a Generating Mechanism for the Ionospheric Irregularities that Cause Equatorial Scintillation of Satellite Signals.
Research and development rept. Jan-Jun 78,
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The theory that thermospheric zonal winds generate the ionospheric irregularities that cause scintillation is examined. Good correlation between diffraction pattern drift velocities and scintillation intensities tends to support the theory, but night-to-night variation in this relationship suggests that other factors may be operative. Additional measurements are recommended. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation