A Comparative Analysis of Equatorial and Auroral-Zone Phase Scintillation Data
Technical rept. 13 Mar 1985-30 Sep 1986
SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA
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A comparison is made between equatorial and auroral-zone phase scintillation. The spectral characteristics of weak-scatter phase scintillation data collected at two equatorial ground stations are contrasted with similar data collected at two auroral-zone ground stations. An automated, multisegmented fitting procedure was used to determine these characteristics. Three types of spectra were found. Despite temporal and spatial differences, the two equatorial data sets have similar spectral characteristics. The auroral-zone sets are also similar. In contrast, the spectral characteristics of the two latitude regions are quite different from each other.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation