Measurements of irregularities in the mid-latitude ionosphere with a radio interferometer
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
This paper is not subject to U.S. copyright. Published in 1985 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 375–382, May-June 1985
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1985), Measurements of irregularities in the mid-latitude ionosphere with a radio interferometer, Radio Sci., 20(3), 375–382, doi:10.1029/RS020i003p00375., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JAN 1985
- Manuscript Received: 8 AUG 1984
Radio astronomy interferometers have potential use for systematic monitoring of medium-scale irregularities in the ionosphere. In this article, precepts for their use are derived, and preliminary analysis of data samples from interferometers at Green Bank, West Virginia, and Magdalena, New Mexico, is presented. A typical differential electron content of about 1015/m2 over a 35-km baseline is observed. A day-night correlation with TEC values is observed; we found the nighttime ionosphere to be more disturbed during high geomagnetic activity. Ionospheric irregularities are observed to persist over periods of an hour or longer.