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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 332, Issue 2, pp 353–357 | Cite as

Detection of 2009 Leonid, Perseid and Geminid Meteor Showers through its effects on Transmitted VLF Signals

  • S. S. De
  • B. K. De
  • Pinaki Pal
  • B. Bandyopadhyay
  • S. Barui
  • D. K. Haldar
  • Suman Paul
  • Minu Sanfui
  • Goutami Chattopadhyay
Original Article

Abstract

The detection of 2009 Leonid, Perseid and Geminid meteor showers over Agartala, Tripura, India (Lat: 23.0° N, Long: 91.4° E) will be reported here by using two VLF receivers tuned to subionospheric transmitted VLF signals at the frequency 16.4 kHz from Aldra Island, Norway (Lat: 66.42° N, Long: 13.13° E) and the other at 18.2 kHz from Vijayananarayanam, India (Lat: 8.4° N; Long: 77.7° E). The received signals exhibited their peak values on November 17, 2009 when ZHR (Zenithal Hourly Rate) was highest. Some typical variations which are observed in the records of amplitude during the 2009 Leonid, Perseid and Geminid meteor showers will be presented in this paper.

Keywords

Leonid, Perseid and Geminid meteor showers Zenithal Hourly Rate VLF transmitted signals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. De
    • 1
  • B. K. De
    • 2
  • Pinaki Pal
    • 2
  • B. Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  • S. Barui
    • 1
  • D. K. Haldar
    • 1
  • Suman Paul
    • 1
  • Minu Sanfui
    • 1
  • Goutami Chattopadhyay
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Study in Radio Physics and ElectronicsUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTripura UniversityTripura (West)India

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