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Observations of ELF-VLF sferics in the South Pacific region

Kishore, Amol N. and Kumar, Sushil and Ramachandran, Visagaperuman (2005) Observations of ELF-VLF sferics in the South Pacific region. [Conference Proceedings]

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A total of 450 selected tweeks recorded in the nighttime during a period of September 2003 – May 2004, at Suva (18.08oS, 178.3o E), in the south pacific region, have been used to estimate, the cutoff frequency of different modes, the total propagation distance, and the ionospheric reflection heights. Higher harmonics appeared predominantly in the post-midnight period. The cutoff frequency of different modes ranged from 1.79 – 1.62 kHz. Estimated nighttime ionospheric reflection heights varied from 80 – 95 km. The waveguide formed by the sea and the lower ionosphere offers less attenuation than that formed by the earth and the lower ionosphere.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2005 08:54
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 08:07

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