Roberto Gorelli points our attention at some recently published meteor related paper.
Solar cycle variation in radar meteor rates
This paper will be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: “Solar cycle variation in radar meteor rates.” by M. D. Campbell-Brown.
Abstract: Sixteen years of meteor radar data from the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) were used to investigate the link between observed meteor rates and both solar and geomagnetic activity. Meteor rates were corrected for transmitter power and receiver noise, and seasonal effects were removed. A strong negative correlation is seen between solar activity, as measured with the 10.7 cm flux, and observed meteor rates. This lends support to the idea that heating in the atmosphere at times of elevated solar activity changes the scale height and therefore the length and maximum brightness of meteors; a larger scale height near solar maximum leads to longer, fainter meteors and therefore lower rates. A weaker negative correlation was observed with geomagnetic activity as measured with the K index; this correlation was still present when solar activity effects were removed. Meteor activity at solar maximum is as much as 30% lower than at solar minimum, strictly due to observing biases; geomagnetic activity usually affects meteor rates by less than 10 percent.
You can download this paper for free: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1902.09422.pdf (10 pages).
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- Lunar impact flashes, by C. Avdellidou and J. Vaubaillon. (10 February 2019).
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- Sun approaching asteroids and meteor streams, by Quanzhi Ye and Mikael Granvik. (10 February 2019).
- Waiting to make an impact: A probable excess of near-Earth asteroids in 2018 LA-like orbits, by C. de la Fuente Marcos and R. de la Fuente Marcos. (18 December 2018).
- What mechanisms dominate the activity of Geminid Parent (3200) Phaethon?, by LiangLiang Yu, Wing-Huen Ip and Tilman Spohn. (6 November 2018).
- The Draconid meteoroid stream 2018: prospects for satellite impact detection, by Auriane Egal, Paul Wiegert, Peter G. Brown, Danielle E. Moser, Althea V. Moorhead and William J. Cooke (21 September 2018).
- Modeling the measurement accuracy of pre-atmosphere velocities of meteoroids, by Denis Vida, Peter G. Brown and Margaret Campbell-Brown (15 July 2018).
- The Mayas and Eta Aquariids in AD 250-909, by J.H. Kinsman and D.J. Asher (31 July 2017).