On the strong phase screen theory of ionospheric scintillations


  • Leonard S. Taylor,

  • Charles J. Infosino


The problem of ionospheric scintillations is considered. It is shown that the result obtained using an ionospheric turbulence model with a single-scale length parameter, predicting modulation indices much larger than unity, is not valid for a two-parameter model of the Kolmogoroff type unless the rms phase variation for the wave exiting the ionosphere is larger than the ratio of the outer scale to the inner scale of turbulence.