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Abhikesh Kumar
Abhikesh Kumar
Job Info
Department:
School of Engineering and Physics
Position Title:
Teaching Assistant
Contact Info
Phone #:
+679 32 32145
Fax #:
32 31511/ 32 31538
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Personal Info

Qualifications:
PGDipPhy BEdSec MSc S.Pac.


RESEARCH
INTEREST

  • Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) radio wave Communication techniques in remote sensing the lower ionosphere.
  • studying the effects of lightning discharges, Transient luminous events such as sprites & Elves,  solar flares, solar eclipses, geomagnetic storms and earthquakes on the lower ionosphere and VLF communication.
  • Current research: (PhD Candidate) Title: -  “Ionospheric D-region Investigation Using ELF-VLF Radio Wave Techniques”
  • Using World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN) detection in storm/cyclone activity analysis, interest in weather monitoring.


RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Sushil Kumar, Abhikesh Kumar and Craig J. Rodger, Subionospheric early VLF perturbations observed at Suva: VLF detection of red sprites in the day? Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, A03311,doi:10.1029/2007JA012734.
  • Sushil Kumar and Abhikesh Kumar, Diurnal variation of 19.8 kHz signal propagation over long path to Suva, South Pacific Journal of Natural Science, October 2007.
  • Abhikesh Kumar and Sushil Kumar, Initial results on solar flare effect on 24.8 kHz subionospheric propagation over long path to Suva, South Pacific Journal of Natural Science, 2008.
  • Abhikesh Kumar and Sushil Kumar, Identifying the decay form of the echo amplitude and echo phase of typical early/fast VLF event on 19.8 kHz signal, South Pacific Journal of Natural Science, 2010. 
  • Sushil Kumar and Abhikesh Kumar, Lightning associated VLF perturbations observed at low latitude: occurrence and scattering characteristics, Earth, Planets and Space, 65, 25-37, doi:10.5047/eps.2012.05.019, 2013.
  • Abhikesh Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Masashi Hayakawa, and Fredrik Menk, Subionospheric VLF perturbations observed at low latitude associated with earthquake from Indonesia region, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics, (accepted-In Press), 2013.


CONFERENCE
PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

  • Abhikesh Kumar and Sushil Kumar, Solar flare effect on subionospheric VLF transmitter signals received at low latitude in the South Pacific Region, Presented in International CAWSES symposium, 23-27 October 2007, Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Sushil Kumar and Abhikesh Kumar, Further investigations on subionospheric VLF perturbations observed at Suva, Fiji, presented in the Chapman conference on the Effects of Thunderstorms and Lightning in the Upper Atmosphere, 10-14 May 2009, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Sushil Kumar and Abhikesh Kumar, Morphological features of Subionospheric VLF signals Observed in Fiji with AWESOME setup, presented in VLF Sharjah-Stanford Workshop, Sharjah, 22-24 February, 2010.
  • Sushil Kumar and Abhikesh Kumar, Ionospheric response to the space weather events during December 2006 in the South Pacific Region, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Scientific Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, 28 June-07 July 2011.
  • Abhikesh Kumar and Sushil Kumar, A study on subionospheric VLF signals observed in Fiji. Presented in Indo-US VLF workshop, Goa, India, 27 Nov-01 Dec 2011.
  • Sushil Kumar, Rajesh Singh, B. Veenadhari, Abhikesh Kumar, and Ajeet Maurya, Space Weather: ELF-VLF observations, Presented in Indo-US VLF workshop, Goa, India, 27 Nov-01 Dec 2011.


RESEARCH
REPORTS

  • Kumar, A. 2009, Amplitude and Phase Study of Subionospheric VLF Radio Signals Received at Suva, MSc. Thesis, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. View Abstract: PDF
Publications in USP Electronic Research Repository
 


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