Comment on 'Kp Dependence on Sectors' by I. B. McDiarmid and E. E. Budzinski,
STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH
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A suggestion by McDiarmid and Budzinski that an annual variation of geomagnetic activity can explain a sector polarity asymmetry is shown not to be necessary. The correct explanation is that the Kp-index exhibits systematic errors that enhance the UT variation during Toward polarity and decreases the UT variation during Away polarity.
- Atmospheric Physics