Survey of conditions for artificial aurora experiments by the second electron gyro-harmonic at EISCAT Tromso using dynasonde data

Tsuda, T. T. and Rietveld, M. T. and Kosch, M. J. and Oyama, S. and Ogawa, Y. and Hosokawa, K. and Nozawa, S. and Kawabata, T. and Mizuno, A. (2018) Survey of conditions for artificial aurora experiments by the second electron gyro-harmonic at EISCAT Tromso using dynasonde data. Earth, Planets and Space, 70. ISSN 1880-5981

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Abstract

We report a brief survey of matching conditions for artificial aurora optical experiments utilizing the second electron gyro-harmonic (2.7-MHz frequency) in F region heating with O-mode at the EISCAT Tromso site using dynasonde data from 2000 to 2017. Our survey indicates the following: The possible conditions for successful artificial aurora experiments are concentrated on twilight hours in both evening and morning, compared with late night hours; the possible conditions appear in fall, winter, and spring, while there is no chance in summer, and the month-to-month variation among fall, winter, and spring is not so clear; the year-to-year variation is well correlated with the solar activity. These characteristics in the case of 2.7-MHz frequency are basically similar to those previously reported in the case of 4-MHz frequency. However, the number of days meeting the possible condition in the case of 2.7-MHz frequency is obviously large, compared with that in the case of 4-MHz frequency. In particular, unlike the 4-MHz frequency operation, the 2.7-MHz frequency operation can provide many chances for successful artificial aurora experiments even during the solar minimum.

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Journal Article
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Earth, Planets and Space
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1912
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127518
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Deposited On:
14 Sep 2018 12:52
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Yes
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Published
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24 Jun 2020 07:03