GPS total electron content variation during the occurrence of atmospheric lightning over Antarctica

Wayan Suparta, Wan Nur Arina Wan Mohd Nor

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This paper characterizes GPS total electron content (TEC) during the occurrence of lightning in Antarctic Peninsula during the year 2013. The observation was conducted using ground-based GPS receivers at O’Higgins (OHI3), Rothera (ROTH) and Palmer (PALM). The GPS TEC response was investigated during lightning events. The increment of ΔTEC 0.2 to 0.4 TECU was observed for lightning energy less than 10 million rms during low geomagnetic activity. Meanwhile, an increase of ΔTEC 0.4 to 1.0 TECU is observed for lightning energy more than 10 million rms during unsettled to active storm. It is identified that the response of TEC can be observed ~0.25 hour before the lightning event. Moreover, TEC during equinox and solstice events is shown an increment of 0.7 to 1.9 TECU, which is 38% higher compared with lightning activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1264-1267
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • GPS TEC
  • Lightning
  • Solar activity

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GPS total electron content variation during the occurrence of atmospheric lightning over Antarctica. / Suparta, Wayan; Mohd Nor, Wan Nur Arina Wan.

In: Advanced Science Letters, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.02.2017, p. 1264-1267.

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Suparta, Wayan ; Mohd Nor, Wan Nur Arina Wan. / GPS total electron content variation during the occurrence of atmospheric lightning over Antarctica. In: Advanced Science Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 1264-1267.
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