Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM16] Physics and Chemistry in the Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Thu. May 30, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yuichi Otsuka(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuya Tsugawa(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Seiji Kawamura(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

[PEM16-P08] Analysis of ionospheric TEC fluctuation by rocket

*Tsuyoshi Takegawa1, Hiroyuki Nakata1, Hiroyo Ohya1, Toshiaki Takano1, Takuya Tsugawa2, Michi Nishioka2 (1.Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology, Chiba University, 2.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Keywords:ionospheric, rocket, TEC

It is known that atmospheric waves arised by massive earthquakes, typhoons and volcanic eruptions cause the ionospheric variation. In recent years, ionospheric fluctuations excited by rocket launches have been confirmed (Lin et al., 2014,2017). In case of Taepodong 2, the first wave of TEC fluctuations is confirmed due to the chemical reaction with ionospheric plasmas and the exhaust of the rocket about 5 minutes after the launch and the second wave was confirmed after about 30 minutes from the launch. To examine the ionospheric disturbances apart from the trajectories of rockets, in this study, TEC fluctuation due to the launches of H2A rocket No.25 and No. 29 we examined using GEONET data. The first waves of the TEC fluctuations were confirmed around hundreds kilometers from the rocket trajectory 5 minutes after launch of both of H2A rockets. The first waves appeared as large decreases in VTEC, which is consistent with the previous study of Taepodong 2. Calculating the propagation time of the sound waves from the points on the trajectories of the rockets, the delays correspond to the propagation times from the trajectories to the pierce points of TEC. The second waves were also observed around the 30 minutes after the rocket launches. Calculating the arrival time of sound waves for the second waves, the seconds waves once reflected on the ground were affected by the second waves.