We present the results from nearly three years of monitoring of the variations in dispersion measure (DM) along the line-of-sight to 11 millisecond pulsars using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). These results demonstrate accuracies of single epoch DM estimates of the order of 5 × 10-4 cm-3 pc. A preliminary comparison with the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA) data shows that the measured DM fluctuations are comparable. We show effects of DM variations due to the solar wind and solar corona and compare with the existing models. © 2013 International Astronomical Union.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union|Proc. Int. Astron. Union|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2012|
- (stars:) pulsars: general
- ISM: general
- Sun: corona