Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 94–100 | Cite as

Role of solar activity in formation of the anomalous El Nin’o current

  • V. Ya. Vovk
  • L. V. Egorova
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Abstract

Monthly indices of Southern Atmospheric Oscillation (SOI) and corresponding Wolf numbers, geoeffective solar flares, magnetic AE indices as well as daily average values of the southward component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF Bz) and data on the wind characteristics at Antarctic stations Vostok, Leningradskaya, and Russkaya are analyzed. It is shown that a sharp decrease in the SOI indices, which corresponds to the beginning of El Nin’o (ENSO), is preceded one or two months before by a 20% increase in the monthly average Wolf numbers. In warm years of Southern Atmospheric Oscillation a linear relationship is observed between the SOI indices and the number of geoeffective solar flares with correlation coefficients p < −0.5. It is shown that in warm years a change in the general direction of the surface wind to anomalous at the above stations is preceded one or two days before by an increase in the daily average values of IMF Bz. An increase in the SOI indices is preceded one or two months before by a considerable increase in the monthly average values of the magnetic AE indices.

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92.10.am 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ya. Vovk
    • 1
  • L. V. Egorova
    • 1
  1. 1.Arctic and Antarctic Research InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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