HF Radar Signatures of Traveling Ionospheric Irregularities, 3D Ray-Tracing Simulation


  • T. M. Georges,

  • Judith J. Stephenson


A technique is described for automatically simulating a multitude of ground-backscatter displays with information supplied by three-dimensional computer ray tracing. Model ionospheres containing realistic wavelike traveling disturbances are used to produce representative displays and to correct some misconceptions about the interpretation of backscatter signatures.