Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory
Daily Height- Frequency-Time-Intensity plots (HFTI)
The frequency-time-intensity (FTI) plots are made at SGO for monitoring the critical frequency of the ionospheric E-layer (foE) and also sporadic E layers (foEs). From each ionogram, we take for each frequency the pixel of maximal power reflected from the height range 80-130 km. Then, these rows obtained from individual ionograms are turned vertical and placed side by side to obtain time profiles with color-coded signal intensity and frequency on the vertical axis.
For monitoring foF2, FTI plots are made at the height range 350-400 km.
Similar to the FTI plots, we also make height-time-intensity (HTI) plots for monitoring the virtual height of reflections. The HTI plots are color-coded plots of the intensity of the reflected signal at a fixed frequency in a frame of time and virtual height. Such plots are created by extracting vertical pixel columns at a fixed frequency from individual ionograms and putting the columns side by side. The horizontal axis is the time and the vertical axis is the virtual height.
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Last modified: 25 February 2021, 17:40:57.