Astronomy Reports

, Volume 50, Issue 9, pp 762–772

Radio occultation probing of the turbulent circumsolar plasma by pulsar pulses at small elongations

  • A. N. Afanas’ev
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Abstract

The possibility of using the occultation of a pulsar by the solar corona for diagnostics of the magnitude of coronal electron-density inhomogeneities is analyzed. Coronal probing at small elongations is considered, when a ground-based receiver can be in the vicinity of the caustic surface due to the regular refraction of the pulsar radio emission in the circumsolar plasma.

PACS numbers

96.60.P- 52.35.Ra 97.60.Gb 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Afanas’ev
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  1. 1.Institute of Solar-Terrestrial PhysicsSiberian Division of the Russian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia

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