ionospheric scatter

ionospheric scatter

[‚ī‚än·ə′sfir·ik ′skad·ər]
(communications)
A form of scatter propagation in which radio waves are scattered by the lower E layer of the ionosphere to permit communication over distances from 600 to 1400 miles (1000 to 2250 kilometers) when using the frequency range of about 25 to 100 megahertz.
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V is the volume of ionospheric scatter. [L.sub.p] is the attenuation of electromagnetic wave propagation in ionosphere.
The ionospheric scatters cannot be modeled as a single point scatter but distributed scattering from a three-dimensional volume.