A method for real height analysis of oblique ionograms
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1989 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 24, Issue 4, pages 575–583, July-August 1989
How to Cite
1989), A method for real height analysis of oblique ionograms, Radio Sci., 24(4), 575–583, doi:10.1029/RS024i004p00575., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JUN 1989
- Manuscript Received: 15 FEB 1989
A method is presented for the conversion of an HF oblique ionogram to an ionospheric density true height profile, within the usual approximations of spherical symmetry and no magnetic field. It is a lamination method for inversion of the equations for group path delay and sounder range, which are treated on equal footing, similarly to an earlier method by Rao. A reentrant procedure has been added to alleviate the problem of valley ambiguity. Use of the method and its clear improvement over other methods, which invoke further approximations, are demonstrated by calculations on oblique ionograms from known, model daytime profiles. Future directions are indicated.