Length measurements of mid-latitude scintillation irregularities
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1992 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 275–281, March-April 1992
How to Cite
1992), Length measurements of mid-latitude scintillation irregularities, Radio Sci., 27(2), 275–281, doi:10.1029/91RS02917.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 SEP 1991
- Manuscript Received: 30 JAN 1991
The lengths of irregularities which produce 150-MHz amplitude scintillations have been measured at 43°N, 81°W (geographic) using arrays of receivers with large spacings. The average length (major axis radius) of the irregularities was 6.1 km. This is much shorter than expected and implies that the measurements are of “young” irregularities, less than 1 minute old. These irregularities appear to be a large, 25–50% perturbation of the background density.