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Radar Observations Of Two Dimensional Turbulencein The Equatorial Electrojet, 3. Nighttime Observations Of Type I Waves, D. T. Farley, Bela G. Fejer, B. B. Balsley Jan 1978

Radar Observations Of Two Dimensional Turbulencein The Equatorial Electrojet, 3. Nighttime Observations Of Type I Waves, D. T. Farley, Bela G. Fejer, B. B. Balsley

Bela G. Fejer

The large vertically directed 50-MHz radar at Jicamarca has sufficient sensitivity to study nighttime echoes from the equatorial electrojet in detail with good resolution. Here we concentrate on type 1 (‘two-stream’) echoes. We find that (1) these echoes sometimes dominate the spectrum (which is never the case in daytime for a vertically directed radar), (2) they are observed over a much wider range of altitudes than they are during daytime, (3) they show an asymmetry which reverses from day to night (downgoing waves are more common at night), (4) the magnitude of the mean Doppler shift appears to increase somewhat ...