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Volume 22, Issue 1


The Multifractal Structure of Small-Scale Artificial Ionospheric Turbulence

F. I. Vybornov / A. V. Rakhlin
  • Radiophysical Research Institute (RRI), B. Pecherskaya str., 25/12a, Nizhny Novgorod, 603950, Russian Federation
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Published Online: 2017-02-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0148


We present the results of investigation of a multifractal structure of the artificial ionospheric turbulence when the midlatitude ionosphere is affected by high-power radio waves. The experimental studies were performed on the basis of the SURA heating facility with the help of radio sounding of the disturbed region of ionospheric plasma by signals from the Earth’s orbital satellities. In the case of vertical radio sounding of the disturbed ionosphere region, the measured multipower and generalized multifractal spectra of turbulence coincide well with similar multifractal characteristics of the ionosperic turbulence under the natural conditions. In the case of oblique sounding of the disturbance region at small angles between the line of sight to the satellite and the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field, a nonuniform structure of the small-scale turbulence with a relatively narrow multipower spectrum and small variations in the generalized multifractal spectrum of the electron density was detected.

Keywords: techniques: radar astronomy; Earth: ionosphere: turbulence


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About the article

Received: 2012-11-13

Accepted: 2012-11-28

Published Online: 2017-02-18

Published in Print: 2013-03-01

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 22, Issue 1, Pages 67–73, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0148.

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