Physics and Chemistry in Space

Radio Techniques for Probing the Terrestrial Ionosphere

Authors: Hunsucker, Robert D.

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In the years since the pioneering efforts of Sir Edward Appleton, M. A. F. Barnett, G. Breit, and M. A. Thve, many radio techniques have been employed to investigate the terrestrial ionosphere. The purposes of this book are to exam­ ine the basic physical interaction process of radio waves with the ionosphere, scrutinize each of the radio techniques currently in use, and describe the elements of each technique, as well as assess their capabilities and limitations. I have included some of the history of each technique, since we often tend to forget the efforts of the "pioneers". The interaction of radio waves with the terrestrial ionosphere has been described in considerable detail in several "classic" treatments, e.g., Ratcliffe (1959), Al'pert (1963), Budden (1961) and Davies (1965), Rishbeth and e.g., Flock (1979), Davies Garriott (1969), and in other more recent books, (1990), Hargreaves (1979), and Budden (1985). A few of the radio techniques have been described by Hargreaves (1979) and a book by Giraud and Petit (1978) has also included discussion of several of the techniques. The "WITS" handbook No. 2 (1989) also contains description of several radio techniques.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Terrestrial Atmospheric Structure and Properties of Electromagnetic Waves

    Hunsucker, Robert D.

    Pages 3-39

  • Radio Propagation in a Plasma

    Hunsucker, Robert D.

    Pages 40-64

  • Vertical Sounders — the Ionosonde

    Hunsucker, Robert D.

    Pages 67-93

  • Oblique Backscatter Sounders

    Hunsucker, Robert D.

    Pages 94-121

  • Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR) Systems

    Hunsucker, Robert D.

    Pages 122-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radio Techniques for Probing the Terrestrial Ionosphere
Authors
Series Title
Physics and Chemistry in Space
Series Volume
22
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-76257-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-76257-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-76259-8
Series ISSN
0079-1938
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 293
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