Transverse-beam incoherent scatter radar measurements of F region plasma densities at Jicamarca

Zhaomei Feng, Erhan Kudeki, Ronald F. Woodman, Jorge Chau

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Models for the self- and cross-correlation of orthogonal polarized quasi-transverse incoherent scatter returns are presented. The models are used to estimate the F region plasma densities with dual-polarization transverse-beam incoherent scatter data collected at the Jicamarca Radio Observatory using a technique introduced by Kudeki et al. [2003]. The cross-correlation model takes into account magneto-ionic propagation effects associated with quasi-transverse O- and X-modes in an inhomogeneous ionosphere. The phase of the cross-correlation provides the information to convert the measured power data into ionospheric density estimates via a least squares fitting procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-1011
Number of pages911
JournalRadio Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2003


  • 2415 Ionosphere: Equatorial ionosphere
  • 6934 Radio Science: Ionospheric propagation (2487)
  • 6969 Radio Science: Remote sensing
  • 6984 Radio Science: Waves in plasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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