Accession Number:

ADA024603

Title:

Comment on 'Kp Dependence on Sectors' by I. B. McDiarmid and E. E. Budzinski,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE