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An ionogram is a display of the data produced by an ionosonde. It is a graph of the virtual height of the ionosphere plotted against frequency. Ionograms are often converted into electron density profiles. Data from ionograms may be used to measure changes in the Earth's ionosphere due to space weather events.


Ionogram produced by a Lowell Digisonde, with explanations for various indications and recordings.

See also

Further reading

  • National Geophysical Data Center
  • F.C. Judd, G2BCX (1987). Radio Wave Propagation (HF Bands). London: Heinemann. pp. 27–37. ISBN 0-434-90926-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Gwyn Williams, G4FKH (May 2009). "Interpreting Digital Ionograms". RadCom. RSGB. 85 (05): 44–46.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>