Incoherent scatter spectral theories - Part I: A general framework and results for small magnetic aspect angles

Erhan Kudeki, Marco A. Milla

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Abstract

A general framework for the incoherent scatter radar spectral theories is presented in terms of the generalized Nyquist theorem, KramersKronig relations, and the characteristic functions of random charge-carrier displacements in the ionosphere. Specific spectral models for typical ionospheric conditions are derived and discussed. The discussions focus on the effect of Coulomb collisions in magnetized plasmas, which is a topic of current interest treated in further detail in the companion paper by the authors, as well as on different combinations of physical principles that can be invoked in the derivation of incoherent scatter spectral models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5595000
Pages (from-to)315-328
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume49
Issue number1 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Incoherent scatter
  • ionosphere
  • radar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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