A Case Study of Energetic Electron Precipitation Using Ground-Based VLF Radio Data

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Eric Davis1, Christopher M Cully1, Craig J Rodger2, Mark A. Clilverd3 and David K Milling4, (1)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (2)University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, (3)British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (4)University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
We report first results on energetic electron precipitation using the recently deployed ABOVE arrray. ABOVE is a ground-based array of Very Low Frequency (VLF) radio receivers located across western Canada. With the new instruments, we characterize the properties of electron precipitation during a geomagnetic storm using changes to the phase and amplitude of VLF radio waves from ground based transmitters. We combine ABOVE data with global data from AARDDVARK to investigate electron precipitation on multiple scales.