Dependence of radio wave anomalous attenuation in the ionosphere on properties of spatial spectrum of irregularities
The paper presents theoretical study of the influence of shape of the spatial spectrum of small-scale ionospheric irregularities on anomalous attenuation of HF radio waves caused by multiple scattering. Several spectrum models are considered. Relative contribution of different wave number regions of the spectrum is investigated. The analysis of numerical calculations shows that the shape of the irregularity spectrum can be determined from the distribution of the signal attenuation on the Earth's surface.