ionospheric wave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ionospheric wave a sky wave that is reflected by the ionosphere
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Usage


In news:

Before a GPS satellite signal reaches the ground, it must first pass through ionospheric gases that bend, reflect and attenuate radio waves.
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In science:

It is well-known among radio astronomers and space physicists that turbulence in the ionospheric layers can significantly alter the characteristics of radio signals that pass through them, even if the frequency of these waves (10–100 MHz) exceed the critical frequency of the ionosphere (3–10 MHz) by quite a bit.
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
However, also the radio beam angular momentum (wave polarization and vorticity), which carries important information about the radio object under study, can be significantly influenced if the beam propagates through distorting media such as a turbulent ionosphere .
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
Examples include random refraction of radio waves in the ionosphere and solar corona, stellar scintillation due to atmospheric inhomogeneities, and other phenomena.
Beam propagation in a Randomly Inhomogeneous Medium
The basic theory of mode-coupling in stratified media has already been developed in work relating to wave propagation in the ionosphere and the solar corona.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
Using some relations obtained in Sect. 2, we now discuss the validity of the electrostatic approximation in describing wave processes in the lower ionosphere.
Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling Through E-region Turbulence 1: Energy Budget
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