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VARIATIONS IN NON-LINEARITY IN VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF MICROWAVE RADIO REFRACTIVITY.

By A. T. Adediji and S. T. Ogunjo

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Abstract:
Radio refractivity values obtained for different heights (Ground surface, 50 m, 100 m and 150 m) over a tropical station, Akure, South-Western Nigeria using in-situ data over a period of five years has been investigated for chaos. Several chaos quantifiers such as entropy, Lyapunov exponent, recurrence plot were used. Determinism was detected in the time series studied at all the levels. Results obtained from the computation of radio refractivity show that the value of radio refractivity decreases with increasing altitude while chaotic quantifiers obtained at ground level and height 100m are found to be more chaotic than the other two levels (50 m and 150 m).

Citation:
A. T. Adediji and S. T. Ogunjo, "Variations in Non-Linearity in Vertical Distribution of Microwave Radio Refractivity.," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 36, 177-183, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERM14041606

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