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A Simple Method of studying Winds in the Ionosphere by using Continuous-wave Radio


SYSTEMATIC study of horizontal movements in the ionosphere has been made during the past few years by using the spaced-transmitter technique developed by Munro1, which is applicable only for the F2 region, and the spaced-receiver method first employed by Mitra3. However, both these methods require elaborate and expensive ionospheric pulse-sounding equipment. We present here a simple method of studying winds in the ionosphere using continuous-wave transmissions and a simple receiver with a recording system.

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RAO, B., MURTY, D. A Simple Method of studying Winds in the Ionosphere by using Continuous-wave Radio. Nature 177, 1222–1223 (1956).

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