Tomographic imaging of electron density in the auroral ionosphere

J. A.T. Heaton, L. Kersley, S. E. Pryse, T. D. Raymund, D. L. Rice, P. Sheen, I. K. Walker, C. Willson

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Computer tomography involves the measurement of the line integral of a parameter along many intersecting ray paths with inversion of the resultant data to give a two-dimensional image of the parameter. In ionospheric tomography, the total electron content is measured with the reconstruction yielding electron density in a cross-section through the ionosphere. The current paper reports results from a campaign of experimental observations made in Scandinavia in which the tomographic images of electron density have been compared with measurements obtained from a specially designed scan of the EISCAT radar. The `ground truth' observation by the radar provide verification of the tomographic technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE Conference Publication
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEE
Number of pages4
Edition370 pt 2
ISBN (Print)0852965710
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Event8th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation. Part 2 (of 2) - Edinburgh, Scotl
Duration: 30 Mar 199302 Apr 1993

Publication series

NameIEE Conference Publication
Number370 pt 2
ISSN (Print)0537-9987


Conference8th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation. Part 2 (of 2)
CityEdinburgh, Scotl
Period30 Mar 199302 Apr 1993


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