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Title: Analytical study of nighttime scintillations using GPS at low latitude station Bhopal

Sporadically structured ionosphere (i.e. in-homogeneities in refractive index) can cause fluctuations (due to refraction effects) on the radio signal that is passing through it. These fluctuations are called ionospheric scintillations. Low latitude region is suitable for studying these scintillations. The influence of the ionosphere on the propagation of the radio wave becomes very marked with reference to communication or navigational radio system at very low frequency (VLF) to a high frequency (HF), which operate over the distances of 1000 km or more. Radio wave communication at different frequencies depends on structure of the ionosphere. With the advent of the artificial satellites, they are used as a prime mode of radio wave communication. Some natural perturbation termed as irregularities, are present in the form of electron density of the ionosphere that cause disruption in the radio and satellite communications. Therefore the study of the ionospheric irregularities is of practical importance, if one wishes to understand the upper atmosphere completely. In order to make these communications uninterrupted the knowledge of irregularities, which are present in the ionosphere are very important. These irregularities can be located and estimated with the help of Ionospheric TEC and Scintillation. Scintillation is generally confined to nighttime hours,more » particularly around equatorial and low latitudes.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal (India)
  2. Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488657
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1670; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: EIPT-2015: International conference on emerging interfaces of plasma science and technology, Ujjain (India), 9-10 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ATMOSPHERES; COMMUNICATIONS; DISTANCE; DISTURBANCES; ELECTRON DENSITY; FLUCTUATIONS; GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM; IONOSPHERE; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; REFRACTION; REFRACTIVE INDEX; SATELLITES; SCINTILLATIONS; SIGNALS