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Characteristics of discrete VLF falling-tone chorus emissions observed at low latitude ground station Jammu
© 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; TERRAPUB. 2009
Received: 25 May 2009
Accepted: 25 June 2009
Published: 30 November 2009
The discrete VLF chorus emissions recorded at low latitude ground station Jammu (geomag. lat. = 22°26′N, L = 1.17) are reported and their characteristics based on spectral analysis have been carried out. These discrete chorus emissions are falling tone emissions which are rarely observed at low latitude ground stations. These discrete chorus emissions are generated during a strong geomagnetic storm period of 2–7 May, 1998. We have computed the frequency sweep rate, repetition period and source region of the individual chorus elements. It is observed that the sweep rate increases with time.