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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 68, Issue 1–3, pp 277–282 | Cite as

Simultaneous observations of meteors with the radar and TV systems

  • Y. Fujiwara
  • M. Ueda
  • T. Nakamura
  • M. Tsutsumi
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Abstract

We have carried out a simultaneous observation of radar and optical meteors with the MU radar (Middle and Upper Atmosphere Radar), Shigaraki and TV camera systems. We usually obtained about 20 meteors per an hour with 85 mm lens, but very small part of them are simultaneously observed by the MU radar (< 5%), suggesting the significance of rectangular scatterring. We have analyzed about 20 simultaneous meteors with magnitudes from 0 to +5.5, most of which are overdense meteors. For Geminid meteors, a linear relation between the logarithm of the echo duration and the absolute magnitude of the TV meteor, was deduced.

Key words

TV and radar meteor observation Geminids 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Fujiwara
    • 1
  • M. Ueda
    • 1
  • T. Nakamura
    • 2
  • M. Tsutsumi
    • 2
  1. 1.Nippon Meteor SocietyJapan
  2. 2.Radio Atmospheric Science CenterKyoto UniversityJapan

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