Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
06 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 06 Feb 2018

Fluctuations of radio occultation signals in sounding the Earth's atmosphere

Valery Kan, Michael E. Gorbunov, and Viktoria F. Sofieva


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Oct 2017) by William Ward
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Oct 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Nov 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Nov 2017) by William Ward
AR by Michael Gorbunov on behalf of the Authors (28 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Dec 2017) by William Ward
Short summary
We discuss the relationships that link the observed fluctuation spectra of the amplitude and phase of signals used for the radio occultation sounding of the Earth's atmosphere with the spectra of atmospheric inhomogeneities. We demonstrate that the main contribution into the radio signal fluctuations comes from the internal gravity waves. These results may serve as the basis for the global monitoring of the wave activity in the stratosphere and upper troposphere.