Operation of SCINDA Receiver at the University of Calcutta and Analysis of Data for Space Weather Studies
Final rept. 7 Sep 2010 - 6 Sep 2012
CALCUTTA UNIV (INDIA)
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The SCINDA receiver has been operational at the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India since November 2006. Data from the SCINDA receiver is available to the Satellite Beacon Group of this Institute in the post -processed form. It had earlier been utilized for studying some Space Weather events which occurred during July 2009 and June 2010. It is important to note that this period coincides with the longest recorded benign solar activity epoch. However some cases of large bite-outs in Total Electron Content TEC and associated fluctuations in carrier 8208 to 8208 noise ratios of GPS links from Calcutta 22.58 deg N, 88.38 deg E geographic magnetic dip 32 deg N were recorded on October 8, 2009 and March 13, 2010 which had been reported in Paul et al. J. Geophys. Res., 2011 and the case of September 25, 2008 in Das et al. Ind. J. Radio Space Phys., 2012.
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