Effects of Height of F2-Layer on Critical Frequency by Use of Data at Ouagadougou Station

  •  Emmanuel Nanema    
  •  Moustapha Konate    
  •  Doua Allain Gnabahou    
  •  Frederic Ouattara    


Ionosphere investigation leads to the knowledge of its composition in particles. The particle density and composition determine the capacity of this region to reflect radio waves in the atmosphere at different heights. Some variables such as season, solar cycle phase also influence the ionosphere behavior. Radio waves frequencies pass through the ionosphere layer without reflection above a critical value determining the critical frequency. This study determines the critical frequency of radio waves in the F2 layer (foF2) of the ionosphere by use of data at Ouagadougou station during the minimum and the maximum of solar cycle 22, at different seasons with the height of F2-layer (hmF2). Daytime and nighttime also influence ionosphere parameters. The study presents the hourly behavior of foF2 according to hmF2 values.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9639
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9647
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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