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A possible correlation between maxima of the far ultraviolet solar irradiance and central meridian passages of solar magnetic sector boundariesSatellite observations of the sun over almost 5 yrs show that principally two UV active longitudes have persisted over a significant portion of this observational period. A comparison between the position of solar magnetic sector boundaries and UV enhancements of the sun seems to show, at least during the year 1969, that the UV maxima tend to occur near the times when a solar sector boundary is near central meridian. An estimate of the magnitude of the variable UV solar energy input into the atmosphere resulting from the rotation of active solar longitudes is that for wavelengths less than 175 nm and down to H Lyman-alpha it exceeds the annual variation, whereas at longer wavelengths it is less.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Heath, D. F.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Wilcox, J. M.
(Stanford Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Possible Relationships between Solar Activity and Meteorol. Phenomena
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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