Formation of dusty plasmas in the Earth’s ionosphere at 80–120 km altitudes during high-speed meteor showers and its detectable manifestations are discussed. Emphasis is given to ground-based observations such as detection of low-frequency (<50Hz) ionospheric radio noise, ground-based observations of infrasonic waves, and amplification of the intensity of green radiation at 557.7 nm from a layer at the 110–120 km altitude in the lower ionosphere. The physical processes responsible for these manifestations are considered.

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