Geophysical and solar activity indices
MetadataShow full item record
A large number of geophysicists try to correlate their observations with one or even a series of different geophysical or solar activity indices. Yet the right choice of the most appropriate index with which to correlate depends mainly on our understanding of the physical cause‐effect relationship between the new set of observations and the index chosen. This best choice will therefore depend on our good understanding of the methods of measurement and derivation of the adopted index in such correlative studies. It relies also on our awareness of the range of applicability of the indices presently available as well as on our understanding of their limitations. It was to achieve these goals that a series of general lectures on geophysical and solar activity indices was organized by L. Bossy and J. Lemaire (Institut d'Aeronomie Spatiale de Belgique (IASB), Brussels), March 26–29, 1984 at Han‐sur‐Lesse, Belgium.
CitationBossy, L.; Lemaire, J. (1984). Geophysical and solar activity indices. , Eos, Vol. 65, Issue 51, 1232, DOI: 10.1029/EO065i051p01232-02.