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Solar Physics

, Volume 196, Issue 1, pp 221–225 | Cite as

Prediction of the Maximum Amplitude of Solar Cycles Using the Ascending Inflexion Point

  • P. Lantos
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Abstract

To predict solar cycle maximum in terms of smooth sunspot numbers, a method based on the slope at the inflexion point observed during the ascending phase of the cycle is proposed. Application to cycle 23 (beginning in May 1996) gives a predicted value of 103±20 (r.m.s.) for the sunspot number maximum. A comparison with predictions using other methods is given.

Keywords

Solar Cycle Inflexion Point Maximum Amplitude Sunspot Number Cycle Maximum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Lantos
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris-MeudonMeudonFrance

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