MF and HF radar techniques for investigating the dynamics and structure of the 50 to 110 km height region: a review

Iain Murray Reid
2015 Progress in Earth and Planetary Science  
The application of medium-frequency (MF) and high-frequency (HF) partial reflection radar to investigate the neutral upper atmosphere is one of the oldest such techniques still regularly in use. The techniques have been continuously improved and remain a robust and reliable method of obtaining wind velocities, turbulence intensities, electron densities, and measurements of atmospheric structure in the mesosphere lower thermosphere (MLT) region (50 to 110 km). In this paper, we review recent
more » ... lopments, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the technique, and consider possible improvements.
doi:10.1186/s40645-015-0060-7 fatcat:aaej36zexrc55bjhv54ivfj5ia