Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-1849-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-1849-2023
Research article
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05 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 05 Apr 2023

Detection and localization of F-layer ionospheric irregularities with the back-propagation method along the radio occultation ray path

Vinícius Ludwig-Barbosa, Joel Rasch, Thomas Sievert, Anders Carlström, Mats I. Pettersson, Viet Thuy Vu, and Jacob Christensen

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In this paper, the back-propagation method's capabilities and limitations regarding the location of irregularity regions in the ionosphere, e.g. equatorial plasma bubbles, are evaluated. The assessment was performed with simulations in which different scenarios were assumed. The results showed that the location estimate is possible if the amplitude of the ionospheric disturbance is stronger than the instrument noise level. Further, multiple patches can be located if regions are well separated.