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Minimum Sprite plasma Density as Determined by VLF Scattering

Dowden, RL, Rodger, CJ and Nunn, D (2001) Minimum Sprite plasma Density as Determined by VLF Scattering IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 43, (2), pp. 12-24.

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The work considers the scattering of sub-ionospheric VLF radiation by by vertical plasma columns of sprites. Sprites are cloud to ionosphere discharges. Using a Born 3D VLF wave scattering code we have computed the VLF perturbations or 'Trimpis' resulting from scattering from the sprite plasma columns. COmparison with field observations of forward and back scatter amplitudes it is shown that the minimum electron density in the columns must be of order 10**10 el/cubic metre at 70km, in contrast to the calculations of the Stanford group.

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Published date: April 2001
Keywords: Sprites, VLF scattering, sprite electron density
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 258997
PURE UUID: e899cbb0-5997-41da-9ec2-1445572ecd64

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Date deposited: 05 Mar 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:27

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Author: RL Dowden
Author: CJ Rodger
Author: D Nunn

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