Simulation of whistler mode propagation for low latitude stations
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2004
Received: 15 March 2004
Accepted: 22 July 2004
Published: 20 June 2014
Representing lightning discharge current source by a Dirac delta function, Maxwell’s equations are solved to derive the expression for wave-electric field as a function of frequency and distance including the effect of interparticle collisions. The exact time-dependence of the propagating non-monochromatic signal for the realistic magnetospheric model is computed for low latitude stations (in India). The computation is extended for the wave propagating through different regions of the magnetosphere and results are compared with the measured data. Points of agreements and differences are illuminated.