Volume 367, Number 3, March I 2001
|Page(s)||1056 - 1060|
|Section||Celestial mechanics and astrometry|
|Published online||15 March 2001|
Leonid electrophonic bursters
Campion College and Department of Physics, The University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
2 Institute TeSRE -CNR, Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: M. Beech, Martin.Beech@uregina.ca
Accepted: 27 November 2000
We investigate the conditions under which Leonid meteoroids might generate short duration (burster) electrophonic sounds. A "first order" theory is employed to estimate the approximate electron number density in the meteoroid ablation column as a function of time. Using the threshold conditions discussed in an earlier communication (Beech & Foschini [CITE]) we find that Leonid meteoroids more massive than about 0.1 kg can potentially generate short duration electrophonic bursters.
Key words: meteors, meteoroids
© ESO, 2001
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