Solar Microwave Scintillation
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1970 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 5, Issue 6, pages 979–982, June 1970
How to Cite
1970), Solar Microwave Scintillation, Radio Sci., 5(6), 979–982, doi:10.1029/RS005i006p00979.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 20 NOV 1969
With the sun as a source, scintillations at four microwave frequencies were observed for 1 year. Scintillation was a daily occurrence at sunrise at elevation angles from 1.5° to 7°. This observation indicates the continued presence of point sources on the sun during the peak of the sunspot cycle. It also suggests that the peculiar terrain configuration along the propagation path is conducive to the production of irregularities in the troposphere. Scintillation data can provide information about the troposphere and about the spectrum of the slowly varying component of solar emission.