Whistler Wave Propagation Through the Ionosphere of Venus

DOI: 
10.1002/2017JA024504
Publication date: 
01/11/2017
Main author: 
Pérez-Invernón, F. J.
IAA authors: 
Pérez-Invernón, F. J.;Gordillo-Vázquez, F. J.;Luque, A.
Authors: 
Pérez-Invernón, F. J.;Lehtinen, N. G.;Gordillo-Vázquez, F. J.;Luque, A.
Journal: 
Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
122
Pages: 
11,633-11,644
Abstract: 
We investigate the attenuation of whistler waves generated by hypotetical Venusian lightning occurring at the altitude of the cloud layer under different ionospheric conditions. We use the Stanford full-wave method for stratified media of Lehtinen and Inan (2008) to model wave propagation through the ionosphere of Venus. This method calculates the electromagnetic field created by an arbitrary source in a plane-stratified medium (i.e., uniform in the horizontal direction). We see that the existence of holes in electronic densities and the magnetic field configuration caused by solar wind play an important role in the propagation of electromagnetic waves through the Venusian ionosphere.
Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85038354354&doi=10.1002%2f2017JA024504&partnerID=40&md5=4e1c43df358f672d5a25b856d9025d03
ADS Bibcode: 
2017JGRA..12211633P
Keywords: 
whistler wave;lightning;Venus;full-wave method;VLF;planetary atmospheres