Electron density and electric field over Resolute Bay and F region ionospheric echo detection with the Rankin Inlet and Inuvik SuperDARN radars

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Standard

Electron density and electric field over Resolute Bay and F region ionospheric echo detection with the Rankin Inlet and Inuvik SuperDARN radars. / Koustov, A. V.; Ponomarenko, P. V.; Ghezelbash, M.; Themens, D. R.; Jayachandran, P. T.

In: Radio Science, Vol. 49, No. 12, 19.11.2014, p. 1194-1205.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Koustov, A. V. ; Ponomarenko, P. V. ; Ghezelbash, M. ; Themens, D. R. ; Jayachandran, P. T. / Electron density and electric field over Resolute Bay and F region ionospheric echo detection with the Rankin Inlet and Inuvik SuperDARN radars. In: Radio Science. 2014 ; Vol. 49, No. 12. pp. 1194-1205.

Bibtex

@article{eeacf70ecdfc48978c47b7e784f045fe,
title = "Electron density and electric field over Resolute Bay and F region ionospheric echo detection with the Rankin Inlet and Inuvik SuperDARN radars",
abstract = "Joint observations of the Rankin Inlet and Inuvik Super Dual Auroral Radar Network HF radars and Resolute Bay (RB) Canadian Advanced Digital Ionosonde are used to assess the electron density at the F region peak and the electric field magnitude as factors affecting echo detection over RB. We demonstrate that the radars show similar diurnal and seasonal variations in ionospheric echo occurrence. During nighttime and at radar frequencies of ∼12 MHz, optimum densities for both radars are shown to be ∼ 1.4 × 105 cm-3, ∼1.8 × 105 cm-3, and ∼2.0 × 105 cm-3 for winter, equinox, and summer, respectively. During daytime, optimum densities are larger by (0.2 - 0.3) × 105 cm-3. Observations at lower radar frequencies of ∼10 MHz show smaller required densities during nighttime, by ∼0.3 × 105 cm-3. Optimum electric fields for the moments of echo detection over RB are found to be 5-25 mV/m with no clear threshold effect and any seasonal dependence. The presented data suggest that for echo detection, favorable propagation conditions along the entire path of radio waves toward the scattering volume are important.",
keywords = "CADI ionosonde, electric field, electron density, F region echoes, HF SuperDARN radar",
author = "Koustov, {A. V.} and Ponomarenko, {P. V.} and M. Ghezelbash and Themens, {D. R.} and Jayachandran, {P. T.}",
year = "2014",
month = nov,
day = "19",
doi = "10.1002/2014RS005579",
language = "English",
volume = "49",
pages = "1194--1205",
journal = "Radio Science",
issn = "0048-6604",
publisher = "American Geophysical Union",
number = "12",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Electron density and electric field over Resolute Bay and F region ionospheric echo detection with the Rankin Inlet and Inuvik SuperDARN radars

AU - Koustov, A. V.

AU - Ponomarenko, P. V.

AU - Ghezelbash, M.

AU - Themens, D. R.

AU - Jayachandran, P. T.

PY - 2014/11/19

Y1 - 2014/11/19

N2 - Joint observations of the Rankin Inlet and Inuvik Super Dual Auroral Radar Network HF radars and Resolute Bay (RB) Canadian Advanced Digital Ionosonde are used to assess the electron density at the F region peak and the electric field magnitude as factors affecting echo detection over RB. We demonstrate that the radars show similar diurnal and seasonal variations in ionospheric echo occurrence. During nighttime and at radar frequencies of ∼12 MHz, optimum densities for both radars are shown to be ∼ 1.4 × 105 cm-3, ∼1.8 × 105 cm-3, and ∼2.0 × 105 cm-3 for winter, equinox, and summer, respectively. During daytime, optimum densities are larger by (0.2 - 0.3) × 105 cm-3. Observations at lower radar frequencies of ∼10 MHz show smaller required densities during nighttime, by ∼0.3 × 105 cm-3. Optimum electric fields for the moments of echo detection over RB are found to be 5-25 mV/m with no clear threshold effect and any seasonal dependence. The presented data suggest that for echo detection, favorable propagation conditions along the entire path of radio waves toward the scattering volume are important.

AB - Joint observations of the Rankin Inlet and Inuvik Super Dual Auroral Radar Network HF radars and Resolute Bay (RB) Canadian Advanced Digital Ionosonde are used to assess the electron density at the F region peak and the electric field magnitude as factors affecting echo detection over RB. We demonstrate that the radars show similar diurnal and seasonal variations in ionospheric echo occurrence. During nighttime and at radar frequencies of ∼12 MHz, optimum densities for both radars are shown to be ∼ 1.4 × 105 cm-3, ∼1.8 × 105 cm-3, and ∼2.0 × 105 cm-3 for winter, equinox, and summer, respectively. During daytime, optimum densities are larger by (0.2 - 0.3) × 105 cm-3. Observations at lower radar frequencies of ∼10 MHz show smaller required densities during nighttime, by ∼0.3 × 105 cm-3. Optimum electric fields for the moments of echo detection over RB are found to be 5-25 mV/m with no clear threshold effect and any seasonal dependence. The presented data suggest that for echo detection, favorable propagation conditions along the entire path of radio waves toward the scattering volume are important.

KW - CADI ionosonde

KW - electric field

KW - electron density

KW - F region echoes

KW - HF SuperDARN radar

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85027926082&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/2014RS005579

DO - 10.1002/2014RS005579

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85027926082

VL - 49

SP - 1194

EP - 1205

JO - Radio Science

JF - Radio Science

SN - 0048-6604

IS - 12

ER -