Radio Techniques for Probing the Terrestrial Ionosphere

  • Robert D. Hunsucker

Part of the Physics and Chemistry in Space book series (SPACE, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
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  3. Earth-Based Radio Techniques

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      Pages 65-65
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  4. Satellite, Rocket, and Other Techniques

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      Pages 185-185
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 236-293

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert D. Hunsucker
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  1. 1.Geophysical InstituteUniversity of AlaskaFairbanksUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76259-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76257-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-1938
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