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 JAMP  Vol.3 No.5 , May 2015
Preliminary Results of Solar Flare Induced D-Region Perturbations over UKM Using Stanford AWESOME Receiver
Abstract: We present the preliminary results of VLF signal perturbations produced due to solar flare. The data were recorded by the Stanford VLF AWESOME receiver located at National University of Ma-laysia, Selangor. Two new long distance (>1000 km) VLF paths, JJI-UKM (2700 km) and NWC-UKM (3300 km) were analyzed simultaneously. Data from the GOES satellite were used to determine the onset time and type of each of these flares. Results indicated that all five solar flare events with an X-ray peak flux above 10-5 W/m2 (M-class) were recorded, 37.5% for X-ray flux greater than 10-6 W/m2 (C-class), while the weakest X-ray flux recorded was 2.6 × 10-7 W/m2 (B-class) with 0.24% probing potentiality. We found a strong positive correlation (0.84) between solar flare radiation intensity and the values of amplitude and phase perturbations for both paths. The values of amplitude and phase perturbations time-correlated with solar flare, varied from 0.2 to 5 dB and 0.15 to 20 degree respectively. These findings are in complete agreement with previous works and demonstrate that the data obtained by the UKM AWESOME observation station will provide addi-tional contribution to the study of ELF/VLF waves phenomena in the ionosphere/magnetosphere, especially at low latitudes region.
Cite this paper: Rashid, M. , Ismail, M. and Abidin, Z. (2015) Preliminary Results of Solar Flare Induced D-Region Perturbations over UKM Using Stanford AWESOME Receiver. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 3, 455-464. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2015.35058.
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