Solar Physics

, Volume 224, Issue 1–2, pp 373–386 | Cite as

The Sunspot and Auroral Activity Cycle Derived from Korean Historical Records of the 11th–18th Century

  • E. H. Lee
  • Y. S. Ahn
  • H. J. Yang
  • K. Y. Chen


Historical records of sunspots and aurorae are valuable information to examine variations of solar activity and the terrestrial climate on a long-term scale. We have collected the historical records of Korea during the 11th–18th century. Through a power-spectrum analysis of these data, we have found solar activity cycles, which coincide with the Schwabe cycle and the Gleissberg cycle on short and long-term periods, respectively.


18th Century Solar Activity Historical Record Activity Cycle Solar Activity Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. H. Lee
    • 1
  • Y. S. Ahn
    • 2
  • H. J. Yang
    • 2
  • K. Y. Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.Yonsei University ObservatorySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Korea Astronomy ObservatoryDaejeonKorea
  3. 3.University of FloridaGainesvilleU.S.A.

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