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dc.contributor.authorRahman, A Mujiber-
dc.contributor.authorManoharan, P K-
dc.contributor.authorUmapathy, S-
dc.identifier.issn0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractThis paper deals with the geo-effective analysis of halo and partial halo coronal mass ejections (CMEs) observed during solar cycle 23. The analysis is based on lists of white-light CMEs and associated ICMEs and interplanetary shocks analyzed in recent studies [Manoharan P K, Gopalswamy N, Yashiro S, Lara A, Michalek G & Howard R A, Influence of CME interaction on propagation of interplanetary shocks, J Geophys Res (USA), 109 (2004), 6109, doi:10.1029/2003JA010300; and Manoharan P K, Evolution of Coronal Mass Ejections in the inner heliosphere: A study using white-light and scintillation images 2003, Sol Phys (Netherlands), 235 (2006) pp 345–368, doi: 10.1007/s11207-006-0100-y]. The link between the initial speed of the CME, its speed at 1 AU, speed of the associated IP shock, its strength, magnetic field within the CME and the geomagnetic storm have been studied using the spacecraft data and radio scintillation images from Ooty. The southward component of the CME magnetic field (Bz) and the geo-storm index (Dst) are highly correlated. But a large scatter is evident in this correlation as well as in correlations of speeds of the CME at the near-Sun and at 1 AU with arrival times of IP shock and ICME at the Earth. The preliminary results suggest that each CME has its own unique propagation signature, which is likely determined by the internal energy possessed by the CME and the interaction of the CME with the ambient (i.e., background) solar wind plasma and also with the preceding CME(s) occasionally encountered in the propagation path.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof96.60.qe; 96.60.phen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJRSP Vol.39(5) [October 2010]en_US
dc.subjectCoronal mass ejections (CME)en_US
dc.subjectSolar winden_US
dc.subjectGeomagnetic stormsen_US
dc.titlePropagation characteristics of coronal mass ejections and their effects at the near-Earth environmenten_US
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