ALTAIR incoherent scatter observations of the equatorial daytime ionosphere

Erhan Kudeki, Marco Milla, Martin Friedrich, Gerald Lehmacher, Dale Sponseller

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The first high-resolution electron density maps of the low-latitude D- and E-region ionosphere in the Pacific sector acquired with ALTAIR UHF measurements are presented. The electron density data were collected in connection with a rocket based common volume experiment described by Friedrich et al. (2006). The observed phenomena in the density maps include E-region density layers of tidal origin, shorter lived layers with small vertical scales, and lower E-region electron density enhancement in response to enhanced X-ray flux.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL08108
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 28 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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