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Characteristics of shock-associated fast-drift kilometric radio burstsThe existence of a class of fast-drift, shock-associated (SA), kilometric radio bursts which occur at the time of metric type II emission and which are not entirely the kilometric continuation of metric type III bursts has been reported previously (Cane et al., 1981). In this paper unambiguous SA event criteria are established for the purpose of statistically comparing SA events with conventional kilometric type III bursts. Applying these criteria to all long-duration, fast-drift bursts observed by the ISEE-3 spacecraft during a 28-month interval, it is found that more than 70 percent of the events satisfying the criteria are associated with the radio signatures of coronal shocks. If a given event is associated with a metric type II or type IV burst, it is 13 times more likely to satisfy the SA criteria than an event associated only with metric type III activity.
Document ID
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Macdowall, R. J.
(Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Kundu, M. R.
(Maryland, University College Park, United States)
Stone, R. G.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Solar Physics
Volume: 111
Issue: 2 19
ISSN: 0038-0938
Subject Category
Solar Physics
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: F19628-83-K-0004
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