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Pure and Applied Geophysics

, Volume 167, Issue 10, pp 1273–1279 | Cite as

The Effects of Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008 on Earth’s Atmospheric Parameters

  • Syam Sundar De
  • B. K. De
  • B. Bandyopadhyay
  • B. K. Sarkar
  • Suman Paul
  • D. K. Haldar
  • S. Barui
  • Asim Datta
  • Syam Sundar Paul
  • Nikhilesh Paul
Article

Abstract

Several experiments were undertaken at Kolkata (latitude: 22°34′N, longitude: 88°30′E) on the solar eclipse day of August 1, 2008 to observe the effects of the solar eclipse on Fair Weather Field (FWF) and VLF amplitude and phase. The experimental results presented here show significant deviations of the observed parameters from their normal values, as they are determined by the average of the records obtained on 5 days adjacent to the day of the solar eclipse.

Keywords

Solar eclipse lower ionospheric modification atmospheric electricity parameters non-linear interaction 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work is funded by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) through S K Mitra Centre for Research in Space Environment, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syam Sundar De
    • 1
  • B. K. De
    • 2
  • B. Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  • B. K. Sarkar
    • 1
  • Suman Paul
    • 1
  • D. K. Haldar
    • 1
  • S. Barui
    • 1
  • Asim Datta
    • 1
  • Syam Sundar Paul
    • 1
  • Nikhilesh Paul
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Study in Radio Physics and ElectronicsUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTripura UniversityWest TripuraIndia

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