Influence of small-scale irregularities on the features of the overshoot effect in the temporal evolution of stimulated electromagnetic emission. Part I. Development stage
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- Sergeev, E.N., Grach, S.M., Komrakov, G.P. et al. Radiophys Quantum Electron (1999) 42: 544. doi:10.1007/BF02677560
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We present the results of experimental studies of the evolution of stimulated electromagnetic emission of the ionosphere (SEE) under the F-layer modification by powerful HF radio waves in a broad range of the pump wave frequencies. We compare the parameters of the overshoot effect in SEE evolution to the observations of anomalous attenuation and field-aligned scattering of radio waves. We show the overshoot effect to result from the anomalous attenuation under scattering at artificial small-scale ionospheric irregularities. We found the characteristic time scales of the overshoot effect development to decrease and its value to increase as the pump wave frequency decreases from 6 to 4 MHz; this is attributed to the observed increase of the irregularities amplitude at scales\(l \bot \sim 3 - 10m\) m.