Longitudinal correlation of equatorial ionospheric scintillation
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2006
Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 41, Issue 5, October 2006
How to Cite
2006), Longitudinal correlation of equatorial ionospheric scintillation, Radio Sci., 41, RS5S22, doi:10.1029/2005RS003357., and (
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Received: 30 AUG 2005
 Studies at the Air Force Research Laboratory are investigating methods for the incorporation of expected data sets from the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) satellite into existing scintillation specification models for an improved knowledge of the regional scintillation environment. Results from this research will form the basis for ground-based empirical scintillation forecast algorithms. One such study involves a determination of the extent to which correlations can be made for scintillation over a range of longitudes providing valid upstream (westward) forecasts of scintillation activity based on near real-time observations. Using archived data collected on Scintillation Network Decision Aid (SCINDA) receivers, a comprehensive study was conducted to numerically evaluate the correlation of scintillation on link pairings separated by varying degrees of longitude representing up to 3 hours in local time.