Wave Polarization

  • Thomas L. Wilson
  • Susanne Hüttemeister
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


Determine the upper limit of the angle through which a linearly polarized electromagnetic wave is rotated when it traverses the ionosphere (equation (3.73) in ‘Tools’). Take the following parameters: an ionospheric depth of 20 km, an average electron density of 105 cm−3 and a magnetic field strength (assumed to be parallel to the direction of wave propagation) of 1 G.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas L. Wilson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Susanne Hüttemeister
    • 3
  1. 1.Steward ObservatoryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für RadioastronomieBonnGermany
  3. 3.Radioastronomisches InstitutUniversität BonnBonnGermany

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