Radio Wave Propagation through a Medium Containing Electron Density Fluctuations Described by an Anisotropic Goldreich‐Sridhar Spectrum

Academic Article


  • We study the propagation of radio waves through a medium possessing density fluctuations that are elongated along the ambient magnetic field and described by an anisotropic Goldreich-Sridhar power spectrum. We derive general formulas for the wave phase structure function, visibility, angular broadening, diffraction-pattern length scales, and scintillation time scale for arbitrary distributions of turbulence along the line of sight, and specialize these formulas to idealized cases.
  • Authors

  • Chandran, Benjamin
  • Backer, DC
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • September 2002
  • Has Subject Area


  • astro-ph
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 176
  • End Page

  • 187
  • Volume

  • 576
  • Issue

  • 1