author = "Vineeth, C. and Mridula, N. and Muralikrishna, Polinaya and Kumar, 
                         K. K. and Pant, T. K.",
          affiliation = "{Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre} and {Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre} 
                         and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Vikram 
                         Sarabhai Space Centre} and {Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre}",
                title = "First observational evidence for the connection between the 
                         meteoric activity and occurrence of equatorial counter 
              journal = "Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics",
                 year = "2016",
               volume = "147",
                pages = "71--75",
                month = "Sept.",
             keywords = "Counter electrojet, Equatorial E-region, Meteor ablation.",
             abstract = "This paper presents the first direct observational evidence for 
                         the possible role of meteoric activity in the generation of the 
                         equatorial Counter Electrojets (CEJ), an enigmatic daytime 
                         electrodynamical process over the geomagnetic equatorial upper 
                         atmosphere. The investigation carried out using the data from 
                         Proton Precession Magnetometer and Meteor Wind Radar over a 
                         geomagnetic dip equatorial station, Trivandrum (8.5N, 77E, 0.5N 
                         dip lat.) in India, revealed that the occurrence of the afternoon 
                         CEJ events during a month is directly proportional to the average 
                         monthly meteor counts over this location. The observation is found 
                         to be very consistent during the considered period of study, i.e 
                         the years 2006 and 2007. The study vindicates that the meteor 
                         showers play a major role in setting up the background condition 
                         conducive for the generation of CEJ by reducing the strength of 
                         the upward polarization field.",
                  doi = "10.1016/j.jastp.2016.07.007",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2016.07.007",
                 issn = "1364-6826",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "24 jan. 2021"