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Earth’s Ionosphere as a Detector for High Energy Extra-Solar Radiation

  • Sushanta Kumar Mondal
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 53)

Abstract

Earth’s ionosphere is open to all kinds of radiation from all possible directions. The diurnal variation of the ionosphere is mostly controlled by the solar radiation and activity in the Sun. Occasionally strong, intense high energy radiation from extra-terrestrial sources disturb the ionosphere momentarily. The lower ionospheric disturbances could be measured by monitoring Very Low Frequency radio waves. This chapter presents studies of ionospheric effects in the narrow band very low frequency wave particularly due to various high energy photons of extra-terrestrial origin. The studies mostly include temporal sudden ionospheric disturbances over various propagation paths. The effort and contribution of Indian Centre for Space Physics in this regard is also discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sushanta Kumar Mondal
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  1. 1.Sidho Kanho Birsha UniversityPuruliaIndia

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