Electromagnetic wave propagation over an inhomogeneous flat earth (twodimensional integral equation formulation)
Abstract
With the aid of a twodimensional integral equation formulation, the ground wave propagation of electromagnetic waves transmitted by a vertical electric dipole over an inhomogeneous flat earth is investigated. For the configuration in which a ground wave is propagating across an "island" on a flat earth, the modulus and argument of the attenuation function have been computed. The results for the twodimensional treatment are significantly more accurate in detail than the calculations using a onedimensional integral equation.
 Publication:

Radio Science
 Pub Date:
 January 1975
 DOI:
 10.1029/RS010i011p00925
 Bibcode:
 1975RaSc...10..925D
 Keywords:

 Earth Surface;
 Electric Dipoles;
 Electromagnetic Wave Transmission;
 Flat Surfaces;
 Ground Wave Propagation;
 Fresnel Region;
 Green'S Functions;
 Integral Equations;
 Three Dimensional Motion;
 Communications and Radar