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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 108, Issue 2, pp 111–121 | Cite as

Studies on the Effects of 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower on Subionospheric Transmitted VLF Signals and Vertical Electric Potential Gradient

  • S. S. De
  • B. Bandyopadhyay
  • S. Barui
  • Suman Paul
  • D. K. Haldar
  • D. De
  • B. K. De
  • S. Chattopadhyay
  • A. K. Kundu
Article

Abstract

The effects of 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower upon the two VLF subionospheric transmitted signals and vertical electric potential gradient from the ground surface have been studied from Kolkata (Lat: 22.56°N, Long: 88.5°E) on November 17, 2009. The received signals showed their peak values when ZHR (Zenithal Hourly Rate) was highest. Some typical variations in the outcome of these measurements during the meteor showers will be presented in this paper.

Keywords

Leonid meteor shower Zenithal Hourly Rate VLF transmitted signals 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge with thanks the financial support from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) through S K Mitra Centre for Research in Space Environment, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India for carrying out the study. The authors are also thankful to the respected reviewer for his critical comments and valuable suggestions that helped a lot to improve the revised version.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. De
    • 1
  • B. Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  • S. Barui
    • 1
  • Suman Paul
    • 1
  • D. K. Haldar
    • 1
  • D. De
    • 1
  • B. K. De
    • 2
  • S. Chattopadhyay
    • 1
  • A. K. Kundu
    • 1
  1. 1.S. K. Mitra Centre for Research in Space EnvironmentInstitute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTripura UniversityTripuraIndia

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