IJAA  Vol.3 No.4 , December 2013
Estimation of Magnetospheric Plasma Parameters from Whistlers Observed at Low Latitudes
ABSTRACT

Whistler observations during nighttimes made at low latitude Indian ground stations Jammu (geomag. lat., 29°26'N; L = 1.17), Nainital (geomag. lat., 19°1'N; L = 1.16) and Varanasi (geomag. lat., 14°55'N; L = 1.11) are used to deduce electron temperatures and electric field in the vicinity of the magnetospheric equator. The accurate curve fitting and parameter estimation technique are used to compute nose frequency and equatorial electron densities from the dispersion measurements of short whistlers recorded at Jammu, Nainital and Varanasi. In this paper, our aim is to estimate the Magnetospheric electron temperatures and electric field from the dispersion analysis of short whistlers observed at low latitudes by using different methods. The results obtained are in good agreement with the results reported by other workers.


Cite this paper
M. Altaf, M. Ahmad and J. Banday, "Estimation of Magnetospheric Plasma Parameters from Whistlers Observed at Low Latitudes," International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 399-407. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.34047.
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