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Wave Propagation in the Ionosphere : Developments in Electromagnetic Theory and Applications - K. Rawer

Wave Propagation in the Ionosphere

Developments in Electromagnetic Theory and Applications

By: K. Rawer

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780792307754
Number Of Pages: 488

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In this book, the author draws on his broad experience to describe both the theory and the applications of wave propagations. The contents are presented in four parts and the sequence of these parts reflect the development of ionospheric and propagational research in areas such as space research geophysics and communications.
The first part of the book presents an outline of the theory of electromagnetic waves propagating in a cold electron plasma. For reference, vector analysis, dyadics and eigenvalues introduced in this part are presented in the appendices.
Practical aspects of radio wave propagation are the subject of the second part. The typical conditions in different frequency ranges are discussed and the irregular features of the ionospheric structure such as sound and gravity waves are also considered.
Warm plasma and the effects of ions are considered in the third part, which includes a discussion of sound-like waves in electron and ion plasmas. Nonlinear effects and instabilities are described in the fourth part.

Introductionp. 3
Refraction of radio waves in a plasma. Simplest casep. 7
Some effects of refractionp. 19
Properties of a magnetized plasmap. 27
Electromagnetic waves in a cold gyrotropic plasmap. 33
Echoes from a plasma layerp. 43
Propagation of radio waves in a cold magnetoplasmap. 53
Propagation in the space between Earth and ionosphere (Deka- and hektometer-waves)p. 69
Propagation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide (Kilometric and longer waves)p. 109
Propagation through the ionospherep. 139
The real ionosphere: irregularities and acoustic-gravity wavesp. 159
Propagation in structured mediap. 191
Influence of plasma composition and temperaturep. 225
Kinetic theory of a Lorentz plasmap. 245
The Boltzmann equation of a compressible plasmap. 257
Waves in a warm isotropic plasmap. 273
Waves in a warm gyrotropic plasmap. 281
Plasma wavesp. 293
Plasma under moderate energy inputp. 309
Non-linear phenomenap. 319
Incoherent scatterp. 329
Instabilities and resonancesp. 349
Natural (low frequency) emissionsp. 377
Heavy disturbancesp. 387
Appendix I: Vectors and dyadicsp. 401
Appendix II: Dyadicsp. 407
Appendix III. Eigenvalues of dyadicsp. 411
Appendix IV. Ray tracingp. 415
Appendix V. Conductivity of magnetized plasmasp. 425
Appendix VI. Special functionsp. 427
Appendix VII. Partial reflection and penetrationp. 445
Bibliographyp. 451
Acknowledgementsp. 455
List of Symbolsp. 461
Author Indexp. 473
Subject Indexp. 477
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ISBN: 9780792307754
ISBN-10: 0792307755
Series: Developments in Electromagnetic Theory and Applications
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.89

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