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Title:VHF Radar Studies of the Mid-Latitude E-Region Ionosphere From Camp Santiago, Puerto Rico
Author(s):Urbina, Julio Victor
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kudeki, Erhan
Department / Program:Electrical Engineering
Discipline:Electrical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Abstract:Regarding quasi-periodic layers detected above 100 km in Puerto Rico, our observations show that descending signatures can be explained as the consequence of descending plasma layers that are being dumped at lower E-region altitudes due to the action of gravity waves. Overall, a striking result is the lack of QP echoes in the Puerto Rican sector compared to other mid-latitude observation sites. Finally, we conclude that current QP models contain the right ideas to account for QP signatures, but our data strongly suggest that one model is not sufficient to explain different QP events.
Issue Date:2002
Description:125 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3044248
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002

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