Brief study of equatorial electrojet and global Sq currents at Southeast Asia region

Nurul Shazana Abdul Hamid, Huixin Liu, Teiji Uozumi, Kiyohumi Yumoto

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Abstract

The equatorial electrojet (EEJ) is a strong eastward current flowing in a narrow band along the magnetic dip equator. This current interacts with the global Sq current and caused abnormally large amplitude of geomagnetic filed component measured at the magnetic dip equator station. In this study, we use a new EE-index (EDst and EUEL) derived from MAGDAS/CPMN stations to get continuous data of local EEJ magnetic component and global Sq magnetic component. In order to isolate EEJ component, we subtract the possible contributions of global Sq to the magnetometer measurements using a two-station method. The magnetic signature of EEJ strength is calculated as a difference between the EUEL index of dip equator station and the EUEL index of station few degrees away from dip equator. The global Sq current component at dip equator station is then given by the subtraction of EEJ component from EUEL index of dip equator station. Analysis is performed using data from two pairs of stations at Southeast Asia region for a year of 2011. We then examined seasonal variations of the both currents component together with longitudinal dependence of EEJ component in Southeast Asia region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace
Pages194-197
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 9 2013
Event2013 3rd IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2013 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: Jul 1 2013Jul 3 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace
ISSN (Print)2165-4301
ISSN (Electronic)2165-431X

Other

Other2013 3rd IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period7/1/137/3/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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    Abdul Hamid, N. S., Liu, H., Uozumi, T., & Yumoto, K. (2013). Brief study of equatorial electrojet and global Sq currents at Southeast Asia region. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace (pp. 194-197). [6599463] (International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace). https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2013.6599463