Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 1111–1118, 2009
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-9-1111-2009
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 1111–1118, 2009
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-9-1111-2009

  14 Jul 2009

14 Jul 2009

Further study on the role of atmospheric gravity waves on the seismo-ionospheric perturbations as detected by subionospheric VLF/LF propagation

F. Muto1,2, Y. Kasahara1,2, Y. Hobara1,2, M. Hayakawa2,3, A. Rozhnoi4, M. Solovieva4, and O. A. Molchanov4 F. Muto et al.
  • 1Department of Electronic Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
  • 2Research Station on Seismo Electromagnetics, The University of Electro-Communications, Chofu Tokyo, Japan
  • 3Advanced Wireless Communications Research Center, The University of Electro-Communications, Chofu Tokyo, Japan
  • 4Institute of Physics of the Earth, Moscow, Russia

Abstract. As the target earthquake we have taken a huge earthquake (EQ) named Miyagi-oki earthquake on 16 August 2005 (with magnitude of 7.2) and we have analyzed the 4 month period including the date of this EQ. In addition to our previous analysis on the nighttime average amplitude (trend) and nighttime fluctuation, we have proposed the use of fluctuation power spectra in the frequency rage of atmospheric gravity waves (period=10 min to 100 min) as a third parameter of subionospheric VLF/LF propagation characteristics. Then it is found that this third parameter would be of additional importance in confirming the presence of seismo-ionospheric perturbations. Finally, we have discovered an important role of lunar tidal effect in the VLF/LF data, which appears one and two months before this large EQ.

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