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Title: Solar Activity Control of F2-region Electron Temperature from Incoherent Scatter Measurements at Millstone Hill
Authors: Pandey, V K
Mahajan, K K
Issue Date: Dec-1985
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Incoherent scatter radar measurements of electron temperature (Te) and electron concentration (Ne) at Millstone Hill (lat.. 42.6°N. long.. 71.5°W) are analyzed for the period 1968-74 (which covers a small part of rising and a major part of declining phase of sunspot cycle 20) to look for solar activity dependence of Te in the F2-region of the ionosphere. As Ne is the major controlling parameter for the F2-region Te electron temperatures for constant values of Ne are examined for the period under study. It is observed that there is significant dependence of F2-region Te on solar activity both during the rising and the declining phase of the solar cycle.
Page(s): 159-161
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJRSP Vol.14(6) [December 1985]

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