Radio Science

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July 2014

Volume 49, Issue 7

Pages i–iii, 459–571

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Research Articles
    1. Issue Information (pages i–iii)

      Article first published online: 11 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/rds.20104

  2. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Research Articles
    1. Development of best fit Cole-Cole parameters for measurement data from biological tissues and organs between 1 MHz and 20 GHz (pages 459–472)

      Kensuke Sasaki, Kanako Wake and Soichi Watanabe

      Article first published online: 3 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013RS005345

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      Key Points

      • Novel parametric models for biological tissues were developed
      • Numerical dosimetry was conducted using dielectric properties
      • Use of the dielectric properties is feasible for precise dosimetry
    2. Simulation of radar echoes from Mars' surface/subsurface and inversion of surface media parameters (pages 473–484)

      Chuan Liu, Hongxia Ye and Ya-Qiu Jin

      Article first published online: 10 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013RS005367

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      Key Points

      • Model simulation of radar echoes from Mars rough surface/subsurface
      • Parameter inversions of regolith media
    3. North-south components of the annual asymmetry in the ionosphere (pages 485–496)

      T. L. Gulyaeva, F. Arikan, M. Hernandez-Pajares and I. S. Veselovsky

      Article first published online: 10 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2014RS005401

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      Key Points

      • The South hemisphere has larger NmF2, IEC, half GEC, and TEC than the North
      • Ionosphere has denser plasma over sea than land that generates a tilt
      • Larger number of earthquakes in the South may be a major contributor of NSA
    4. Ionospheric hole made by the 2012 North Korean rocket observed with a dense GNSS array in Japan (pages 497–505)

      Yuki Nakashima and Kosuke Heki

      Article first published online: 10 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2014RS005413

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      Key Points

      • Observation of ionospheric hole made by a North Korean rocket
      • The Russian GNSS was used for the first time to observe ionospheric hole
      • The exhaust plume of the third-stage engine was observed
    5. Predictions of HF system performance for propagation through disturbed ionospheres measured using low-Earth-orbit satellite radio beacon tomography (pages 506–517)

      Paul A. Bernhardt, Matthew A. Hei, Carl L. Siefring and Matthew R. Wilkens

      Article first published online: 17 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2014RS005409

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      Key Points

      • Radio beacon tomography
      • HF ray tracing through the reconstructions
      • Experimental verification
    6. Digital transmission techniques for a long haul HF link: DSSS versus OFDM (pages 518–530)

      P. Bergadà, R. M. Alsina-Pagès, J. L. Pijoan, M. Salvador, J. R. Regué, D. Badia and S. Graells

      Article first published online: 21 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013RS005203

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      Key Points

      • Advanced modulation techniques applied to HF communications
      • Spread spectrum and OFDM modulations for ionospheric transmissions
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      Propagation measurements on a line-of-sight over-water radio link in Norway (pages 531–548)

      Per Thorvaldsen and Ingvar Henne

      Article first published online: 23 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013RS005338

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      Key Points

      • The impact of wet snow on wave propagation
      • The unavailability of radio link communication due to weather conditions
    8. Ionospheric tomography using ADS-B signals (pages 549–563)

      A. C. Cushley and J.-M. Noël

      Article first published online: 30 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013RS005354

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      Key Points

      • The modeled ionospheric electron densities were reconstructed using CIT
      • Mesoscale ionospheric features can be detected without a priori knowledge
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      Greenland telescope project: Direct confirmation of black hole with sub-millimeter VLBI (pages 564–571)

      M. Inoue, J. C. Algaba-Marcos, K. Asada, R. Blundell, W. Brisken, R. Burgos, C.-C. Chang, M.-T. Chen, S. S. Doeleman, V. Fish, P. Grimes, J. Han, H. Hirashita, P. T. P. Ho, S.-N. Hsieh, T. Huang, H. Jiang, E. Keto, P. M. Koch, D. Y. Kubo, C.-Y. Kuo, B. Liu, P. Martin-Cocher, S. Matsushita, Z. Meyer-Zhao, M. Nakamura, P. Napier, H. Nishioka, G. Nystrom, S. Paine, N. Patel, N. Pradel, H.-Y. Pu, P. A. Raffin, H.-Y. Shen, W. Snow, R. Srinivasan and T.-S. Wei

      Article first published online: 30 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2014RS005450

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      Key Points

      • A submm telescope is coordinated to establish it at the Summit of Greenland
      • Black Hole shadow imaging is the primary target for the submm VLBI
      • The Summit shows low opacity at 225 GHz and is expected excellent up to THz regime

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