Appearance of a 'fast' response of the ionosphere to the effect of a shock wave
Abstract
The paper presents results of the mathematical modeling of the conditions of the MASSA experiment, involving the investigation of the effect of a shock wave produced by a ground explosion on the lower ionosphere. The propagation conditions of a radio wave with a frequency of 2 MHz in the presence of the shock wave were assessed. A 0.26kT blast was found to generate a shock wave with a mean velocity of 370 m/s and a length of 370 m at a height of 70 km.
 Publication:

Geomagnetism and Aeronomy
 Pub Date:
 August 1988
 Bibcode:
 1988Ge&Ae..28..681K
 Keywords:

 Ionospheric Disturbances;
 Ionospheric Propagation;
 Lower Ionosphere;
 Radio Transmission;
 Shock Wave Interaction;
 Atmospheric Density;
 Atmospheric Models;
 Explosions;
 Ionospheric Electron Density;
 Propagation Velocity