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The ionosphere is an anisotropic, dispersive medium for the propagation of radio frequency electromagnetic waves due to the presence of the Earth's intrinsic magnetic field and free charges. The detailed physics of electromagnetic wave propagation through a plasma is more complex when it is embedded in a magnetic field. In particular, the ground range of waves reflecting in the ionosphere presents detectable magnetic field effects.
Much work has been undertaken in this area, especially within the fields of communication and navigation technology. The existence of the ionosphere, a region of the atmosphere containing ionized particles, was first postulated by Gauss in After Marconi successfully transmitted a signal across the Atlantic Ocean in Marconi , Kennelly and Heaviside postulated that the transmitted radio wave reflected off this region of the atmosphere Heaviside Another key step in understanding ionospheric properties was the suggestion that this region of ionized particles was sustained by solar radiation Eccles
The ionosphere is an anisotropic, dispersive medium for the propagation of radio frequency electromagnetic waves due to the presence of the Earth's intrinsic magnetic field and free charges. The detailed physics of electromagnetic wave propagation through a plasma is more complex when it is embedded in a magnetic field. In particular, the ground range of waves reflecting in the ionosphere presents detectable magnetic field effects. Earth's magnetic field varies greatly, with the most drastic scenario being a polarity reversal.
Here the spatial variability of the ground range is analyzed using numerical ray tracing under possible reversal scenarios. Pattern changes of the spitze , a cusp in the ray path closely related to the geomagnetic field, are also assessed. The ground range increases with magnetic field intensity and ray alignment with the field direction. For the present field, which is almost axial dipolar, this happens for Northward propagation at the magnetic equator, peaking in Indonesia where the intensity is least weak along the equator.
A similar situation occurs for a prevailing equatorial dipole with Eastward ray paths at the corresponding magnetic equator that here runs almost perpendicular to the geographic equator. Larger spitze angles occur for smaller magnetic inclinations, and higher intensities. This is clearly observed for the present field and the dipole rotation scenario along the corresponding magnetic equators. For less dipolar configurations the ground range and spitze spatial variabilities become smaller scale.
Overall, studying ionospheric dynamics during a reversal may highlight possible effects of dipole decrease which is currently ongoing. Abstract Discussion Metrics.
This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4. Status : this preprint has been retracted. Mariano Fagre 1,2 , Bruno S. Elias 3,4 Mariano Fagre et al. Elias 3,4 Show author details. How to cite. Fagre, M. Retraction notice This preprint has been retracted. Preprint KB. This preprint has been retracted. Mariano Fagre et al. Interactive discussion. Status: closed. Special issue. Vertical coupling in the atmosphere—ionosphere system.
BibTeX EndNote. Short summary. Some systems, such as Over the Horizon Radars, use the ionosphere as a reflector for HF radio signals. Our purpose is to highlight possible effects of dipole decrease, which is currently ongoing, on electromagnetic wave propagation through the ionosphere. Read more.
The prefix micro- in microwave is not meant to suggest a wavelength in the micrometer range. Rather, it indicates that microwaves are "small" having shorter wavelengths , compared to the radio waves used prior to microwave technology. The boundaries between far infrared , terahertz radiation , microwaves, and ultra-high-frequency radio waves are fairly arbitrary and are used variously between different fields of study. At the high end of the band they are absorbed by gases in the atmosphere, limiting practical communication distances to around a kilometer. Microwaves are widely used in modern technology, for example in point-to-point communication links, wireless networks , microwave radio relay networks, radar , satellite and spacecraft communication , medical diathermy and cancer treatment, remote sensing , radio astronomy , particle accelerators , spectroscopy , industrial heating, collision avoidance systems , garage door openers and keyless entry systems , and for cooking food in microwave ovens.
LF radio waves exhibit low signal attenuation , making them suitable for long-distance communications. In the western hemisphere, its main use is for aircraft beacon, navigation LORAN , information, and weather systems. A number of time signal broadcasts also use this band. Because of their long wavelength , low frequency radio waves can diffract over obstacles like mountain ranges and travel beyond the horizon, following the contour of the Earth.
Ground Wave propagation is a method of radio frequency propagation that uses the area between the surface of the earth and the ionosphere for transmission. The ground wave can propagate a considerable distance over the earth's surface particularly in the low frequency and medium frequency portion of the radio spectrum. Ground wave radio propagation is used to provide relatively local radio communications coverage. Ground wave radio signal propagation is ideal for relatively short distance propagation on these frequencies during the daytime. Sky-wave ionospheric propagation is not possible during the day because of the attenuation of the signals on these frequencies caused by the D region in the ionosphere. In view of this, lower frequency radio communications stations need to rely on the ground-wave propagation to achieve their coverage.
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