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Modeling of ionospheric scintillation

Vasylyev, Dmytro and Beniguel, Yannick and Wilken, Volker and Kriegel, Martin and Berdermann, Jens (2022) Modeling of ionospheric scintillation. Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, 12 (16), pp. 1-31. EDP Sciences. doi: 10.1051/swsc/2022016. ISSN 2115-7251.

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A signal, such as from a GNSS satellite or microwave sounding system, propagating in the randomly inhomogeneous ionosphere, experiences chaotic modulations of its amplitude and phase. This effect is known as scintillation. This article reviews basic theoretical concepts and simulation strategies for modeling the scintillation phenomenon. We focused our attention primarily on the methods connected with the random phase screen model. For a weak scattering regime on random ionospheric irregularities, a single phase screen model enables us to obtain the analytic expression for phase and intensity scintillation indices, as well as the statistical quantities characterizing the strength of scintillation-related fades and distortions. In the case of multiple scattering, the simulation with multiple phase screens becomes a handy tool for obtaining these indices. For both scattering regimes, the statistical properties of the ionospheric random medium play an important role in scintillation modeling and are discussed with an emphasis on related geometric aspects. As an illustration, the phase screen simulation approaches used in the global climatological scintillation model GISM is briefly discussed

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Document Type:Article
Title:Modeling of ionospheric scintillation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Vasylyev, DmytroUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9119-1724UNSPECIFIED
Beniguel, YannickUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6115-7034UNSPECIFIED
Wilken, VolkerUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0001-6783-7062UNSPECIFIED
Berdermann, JensUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3308-4584UNSPECIFIED
Date:18 May 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-31
Publisher:EDP Sciences
Keywords:Scintillation, phase screens, propagation in random medium, modeling
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project Space weather research, R - Solar-Terrestrial Physics SO
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Institute for Solar-Terrestrial Physics > Space Weather Impact
Deposited By: Vasylyev, Dmytro
Deposited On:01 Jul 2022 11:16
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:02

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