Electron density profiles in the lower ionosphere deduced from long path VLF wave propagation
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1973 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 8, Issue 10, pages 829–836, October 1973
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1973), Electron density profiles in the lower ionosphere deduced from long path VLF wave propagation, Radio Sci., 8(10), 829–836, doi:10.1029/RS008i010p00829.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 14 JUL 1972
Based on waveguide mode theory and a simple model to calculate the ionospheric reflection coefficient, electron density profiles are deduced from VLF data. A simplified day/night transition model is described. It is appropriate for explaining the mode conversion during sunset and sunrise and leads to conclusions concerning the change of the electron density profile within the transition region.