Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 768–774 | Cite as

Features of the Spectrum of Natural VLF Emissions in the Near-Equatorial Region of the Upper Ionosphere from DEMETER Satellite Observations

  • D. R. ShklyarEmail author
  • E. E. TitovaEmail author
  • M. ParrotEmail author


The generation of the U-shaped spectrum, an unusual wave phenomenon observed in the equatorial part of the DEMETER satellite orbit, is studied. This wave phenomenon is explained for the first time based on the assumption that this emission is formed by the waves generated by lightning discharges, while the shape of the spectrum is determined by the features of wave propagation and damping in the near-equatorial region of the upper ionosphere.



This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 16-52-16010 NTSNIL_a.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research University, Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Polar Geophysical InstituteApatityRussia
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Physique et chimie de L’environnement et de l’espace, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, L’université d’OrléansOrléansFrance

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