Solar Physics

, Volume 239, Issue 1–2, pp 493–501 | Cite as

The Periodicity of High-Latitude Solar Activity

  • K. J. LiEmail author
  • Q. X. Li
  • T. W. Su
  • P. X. Gao


The periodicity of high-latitude solar activity has been studied with the use of the Carte Synoptique solar filaments archive. The Morlet wavelet is utilized to analyze the periodicity of the number of solar filaments at latitudes over 50° during Carrington solar rotations 876 – 1823. For solar filaments at latitudes over 50°, the most eminent periods are about 10.23 and 10.90 years, which correspond to the Schwabe period of high-latitude solar activity, and the these periods make-up a highly significant proportion of the time span considered. The periods of 1.3 and 1.7 years and the quasi-biennial 2 – 3-year oscillation often mentioned in the literature are not found to be a feature of every solar cycle but seem to appear only from time to time.


Solar Activity Solar Cycle Solar Phys Solar Rotation Morlet Wavelet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Q. X. Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. W. Su
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. X. Gao
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Astronomical Observatories/Yunnan Observatory, CASYunnanChina
  2. 2.School of Graduate, CASBeijingChina

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