North-South Asymmetry of the Polar Solar Wind and Some Characteristics of Solar Magnetic Field
Authors: Girish, T.E.; Gopkumar, G.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 243, Number 1, 1996 , pp. 165-168(4)
Abstract:We have found correlated variations of the yearly averaged north-south asymmetry in the polar solar wind speed (Δsol) and the ratio of the zonal quadrupolar to the zonal dipolar contribution in the inferred coronal magnetic field during the declining phase of sunspot cycle 21. A physically meaningful association between Δsol and some polar solar magnetic field proxies is also observed during the low sunspot activity periods of the above cycle.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Physics, University College, Trivandrum, India - 695034
Publication date: January 1, 1996