High-latitude seasonal variation of meteoric and nonmeteoric oblique propagation at a frequency of 45 MHz
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1993 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 213–222, March-April 1993
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1993), High-latitude seasonal variation of meteoric and nonmeteoric oblique propagation at a frequency of 45 MHz, Radio Sci., 28(2), 213–222, doi:10.1029/92RS02459., , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JUL 1992
- Manuscript Received: 21 JAN 1992
This paper examines the seasonal duty cycle variation of meteor and nonmeteor propagation at 45 MHz on two high-latitude links. Software techniques for automatic data processing and analysis of the data are discussed. It is shown that for large portions of the year nonmeteoric propagation, most likely sporadic E, is the dominant propagation mechanism. Consequently, protocols for an operational meteor scatter communication network must be designed to cope with a situation in which close to an entire network may be connected for long periods of time. System duty cycles at 45 MHz in excess of 20% are common during the summer months in the high-latitude region.