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Reply (To "Comment On 'The Absolute Scattering Cross Section At50 Mhz Of Equatorial Electrojet Irregularities' By Farley Et Al." By N. D'Angelo), D. T. Farley, Bela G. Fejer Dec 1981

Reply (To "Comment On 'The Absolute Scattering Cross Section At50 Mhz Of Equatorial Electrojet Irregularities' By Farley Et Al." By N. D'Angelo), D. T. Farley, Bela G. Fejer

Bela G. Fejer

No abstract provided.


The Absolute Scattering Cross Section At 50 Mhz Ofequatorial Electrojet Irregularities, D. T. Farley, H. M. Ierkic, Bela G. Fejer Sep 1981

The Absolute Scattering Cross Section At 50 Mhz Ofequatorial Electrojet Irregularities, D. T. Farley, H. M. Ierkic, Bela G. Fejer

Bela G. Fejer

We have made carefully calibrated radar scattering measurements by using the large 50-MHz Jicamarca antenna. Typical results from the altitudes of maximum echo power for the vertically directed beam are σradar ∼1–2 × 10−10 m−1 for strong daytime electrojet conditions with type 1 irregularities present, with values a factor of 10 or so smaller during moderate conditions when only type 2 are observed. These cross sections, which are very large in comparison with those for incoherent scatter (σradar ≃5 × 10−18 m−1 for an electron density of 1011 m−3), are not nearly large enough, however, to ...


Interferometer Studies Of Equatorial Fregion Irregularities And Drifts, E. Kudeki, Bela G. Fejer, D. T. Farley, H. M. Ierkic Apr 1981

Interferometer Studies Of Equatorial Fregion Irregularities And Drifts, E. Kudeki, Bela G. Fejer, D. T. Farley, H. M. Ierkic

Bela G. Fejer

A radar interferometer technique developed at Jicamarca, Peru and first used to study electrojet irregularities has now been used successfully to study plasma turbulence in the equatorial F region. Our first results have shown that the most ‘turbulent’ echoes appear to come from a region that extends for tens of kilometers in altitude but for only a kilometer or less in the east-west direction. This slab may very well be the wall of a depleted region, a plasma ‘bubble’. Sometimes the irregularities can be tracked as they move eastward or westward. Velocity profiles for the evening period obtained in this ...