Transverse-beam incoherent scatter radar measurements of F region plasma densities at Jicamarca
Article first published online: 5 AUG 2003
Copyright 2003 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 38, Issue 4, August 2003
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2003), Transverse-beam incoherent scatter radar measurements of F region plasma densities at Jicamarca, Radio Sci., 38, 1071, doi:10.1029/2002RS002722, 4., , , and (
- Issue published online: 5 AUG 2003
- Article first published online: 5 AUG 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAY 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 12 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Received: 16 MAY 2002
 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. . 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.