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Solar Physics

, Volume 150, Issue 1–2, pp 339–346 | Cite as

The 73-day periodicity of the flare index during the current solar cycle 22

  • Atila Özgüç
  • Tamer Ataç
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Abstract

The flare index of the current solar cycle 22 is analysed to detect periodicities. Power spectral analysis of the time series of solar flare index data reveals a periodicity around 73 and 53 days. We find that a periodicity of 73 days was in operation from November 1988 to the end of December 1991. We also find that when the 73-day periodicity or the 154-day periodicity is in operation the flare index is well correlated with the relative sunspot numbers.

Keywords

Flare Solar Cycle Solar Phys Sunspot Number False Alarm Probability 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Atila Özgüç
    • 1
  • Tamer Ataç
    • 1
  1. 1.Kandilli ObservatoryBoğaziçi UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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