archiv~1: SETI Leonids Echoes

SETI Leonids Echoes

willcox@voicenet.com
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 15:30:02 +0500

Hi!
Strange in here... Lights still burning, lifeboats all gone...
I posted this on the Argus list, so sorry about the cross-post.
This is really a wonderful demonstration of the ability of
the Fourier to show the fine structure of a RF event!

http://www.tcp-ip.or.jp/~kaze/data/96leo.htm

This is a quote in response from Malcom Mallette,
very succinct description of the meteor scatter:

<quote>
The echoes are actually forward scatter off the ionized area of the
upper atmosphere caused by the entry of the small meteor into the
atmosphere. The reception is by enhanced reception from an over the
horizon signal.

Malcolm
<unquote>

John Willcox
Project Argus Observatory FM29fx