Scintillation modeling

Massimo Materassi, Lucilla Alfonsi, Luca Spogli, Biagio Forte

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In this chapter, some scintillation models are described, taking into account of the dynamical nature of the Earth's ionosphere and its "complexity." After a short description of the problem, a detailed explanation is provided about the propagation model named WAM, after its authors Wernik, Alfonsi, and Materassi. WAM is a propagation model based on a phase screen approach, where the statistical characteristics of the screen are constructed according to in situ data of ionospheric irregularities. Then, the Ground-Based Scintillation Climatology (GBSC) model is presented; this is a tool based on a wide statistical database from high performance receivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Dynamical Ionosphere
Subtitle of host publicationA Systems Approach to Ionospheric Irregularity
PublisherElsevier Masson
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780128147832
ISBN (Print)9780128147825
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Jan 2020


  • Climatological modeling
  • Propagation modeling
  • Radio scintillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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