Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Influence of magnetospheric processes on winter HF radar spectra characteristics

By R. André, Michael Pinnock, J.-P. Villain and C. Hanuise

Abstract

This study investigates further the relationship between regions of the magnetosphere and the characteristics of HF radar Doppler spectra recorded in the ionospheric projection of those regions. It builds on earlier work, which has reported a relationship between the Doppler spectral width and the ionospheric projection of the magnetospheric cusp region, by introducing novel techniques for classifying the Doppler spectra recorded by the SuperDARN radars. We first review the geophysical factors that can condition the characteristics of the autocorrelation function (ACF) data produced by the radars. This leads to a classification scheme of the ACF data which is then applied to a large database compiled from winter data taken by the Northern Hemisphere SuperDARN radars. This statistical study shows that the ACF characteristics are not randomly distributed in space, but rather are spatially organized in the ionosphere. This paper suggests that these regions are ordered primarily by the low energy (approximate to 1 keV) electron precipitation region and the presence of intense ULF wave activity

Topics: Physics, Atmospheric Sciences
Publisher: European Geophysical Society
Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.5194/angeo-20-1783-2002
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:13106
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://www.ann-geophys.net/20/... (external link)
  • https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-... (external link)
  • https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-... (external link)
  • http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/epri... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.