Astronomy Reports

, Volume 50, Issue 9, pp 762–772

Radio occultation probing of the turbulent circumsolar plasma by pulsar pulses at small elongations

  • A. N. Afanas’ev
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S1063772906090095

Cite this article as:
Afanas’ev, A.N. Astron. Rep. (2006) 50: 762. doi:10.1134/S1063772906090095

Abstract

The possibility of using the occultation of a pulsar by the solar corona for diagnostics of the magnitude of coronal electron-density inhomogeneities is analyzed. Coronal probing at small elongations is considered, when a ground-based receiver can be in the vicinity of the caustic surface due to the regular refraction of the pulsar radio emission in the circumsolar plasma.

PACS numbers

96.60.P- 52.35.Ra 97.60.Gb 

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Afanas’ev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Solar-Terrestrial PhysicsSiberian Division of the Russian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia