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Title: Ionospheric ion density variation in the low and mid latitude ionosphere: Possible connection with earthquake
Authors: Maheshwari, N
Sharma, D K
Khurana, M S
Rai, Jagdish
Keywords: Ionospheric anomaly;Seismic activity;Ion density anomaly
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
PACS No.: 94.20.dv;;
Abstract: The problem of earthquake prediction has revealed correlation between seismic activity and ionospheric ion temperature and density anomalies. This paper presents observations of the ion density measured with the help of Retarding Potential Analyzer (RPA) payload aboard Indian SROSS-C2 satellite in the altitude ~500 km. The satellite data was analyzed from January 1995 to December 1996 to see the fluctuations in ion density over the seismic region. The emphasis of this paper is on the anomalies in the low and mid latitude ionosphere. The results obtained confirm the earlier results of ion temperature anomalies over the same region.
Page(s): 353-358
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJRSP Vol.39(6) [December 2010]

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