Electromagnetic wave propagation in a laterally nonuniform troposphere
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1978 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 13, Issue 2, page 253, March-April 1978
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1978), Electromagnetic wave propagation in a laterally nonuniform troposphere, Radio Sci., 13(2), 253–253, doi:10.1029/RS013i002p00253., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 18 JUL 1977
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Electromagnetic wave propagation in a nonuniform troposphere is studied for a cylindrical model of the earth. The refractive index of the troposphere is assumed to vary both with height and range. The formulation is facilitated by the fact that the field within a piecewise (laterally) uniform section can be represented by a discrete sum of modes that are orthogonal in the transverse plane. Using these radial wave functions, mode conversion at a junction between two laterally uniform structures is analyzed for both TE and TM waves.