Radar interferometer observations of mesospheric echoing layers at Jicamarca

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VHF radar observations at Jicamarca show that the most intense mesospheric echoes at the equator are returned from thin horizontal layers with lifetimes ranging from tens of minutes to many hours. A few such layers may be present at a time, typically separated in altitude by a few kilometers. Interferometric studies of radar returns from these layers indicate that the characteristic widths of the corresponding Doppler spectra are usually determined by the spatial integration effect due to finite size scattering volumes. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5413-5421
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberD5
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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