INVESTIGATIONS OF COSMIC SOURCES RADIOEMISSION SCINTILLATIONS DUE TO INTERPLANETARY PLASMA IRREGULARITIES AT THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ASTRONOMY, NAS UKRAINE

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15407/rpra26.02.148

M. M. Kalinichenko, N. V. Kuhai, O. O. Konovalenko, A. I. Brazhenko, I. M. Bubnov, S. M. Yerin, H. O. Rucker, P. Zarka, A. Lecacheux, O. L. Ivantyshyn, O. O. Lytvynenko, O. I. Romanchuk, A. V. Frantsuzenko

Abstract


Purpose: Review of investigations of cosmic sources radioemission scintillations due to interplanetary plasma irregularities made at the Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, from the first observations in the mid-70s until now.

Design/methodology/approach: In the course of preparation of this paper, the authors have reviewed, analyzed and summarized the information being published in the home and foreign publications, and reported at scientific conferences.

Findings: The investigations of the interplanetary scintillations carried out at the Institute of Radio Astronomy, NAS Ukraine have been reviewed. A retrospective discussion has been made on how in the course of these researches the knowledge about the basic parameters of interplanetary scintillations in the decameter wavelength range, as well as that on the important parameters of the solar wind and its structure, have been obtained. Also, various methods of processing and analysis of experimental data were offered, and new means for receiving cosmic radiation were created. The place and importance of the discussed researches for the world science are shown.

Conclusions: Over the years since the beginning of the research, the think tank of the Department of Low-Frequency Radio Astronomy of the Institute of Radio Astronomy, NAS Ukraine has obtained a number of new relevant results, which bring Ukraine into the cohort of world centers of interplanetary scintillation researches. The construction of a new GURT radio telescope, among other things, creates new prospects for the development of this relevant line of investigation.

Key words: interplanetary scintillations; decameter wavelength range; solar wind; solar wind stream structure; coronal mass ejection

Manuscript submitted  11.01.2021

Radio phys. radio astron. 2021, 26(2): 148-164

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interplanetary scintillations; decameter wavelength range; solar wind; solar wind stream structure; coronal mass ejection

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