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


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.

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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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De, S.S., De, B.K., Bandyopadhyay, B. et al. The Effects of Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008 on Earth’s Atmospheric Parameters. Pure Appl. Geophys. 167, 1273–1279 (2010).

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