Accession Number : AD0278403

Title :   A STUDY OF SACRAMENTO PEAK FLARES, III: SYMPATHETIC FLARES

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : SMITH,H.J.

Report Date : APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A sympathetic flare is defined as one which starts through some influence of another flare which erupted earlier. At least one example as been observed directly. Pure chance should produce many simultaneous flares. Several authors have tested the statistical reality of sympathetic flares by comparing the observed and expected numbers of simultaneous flares. Results of such studies have been contradictory. One method has been applied to Sacramento Peak flares during the IGY, with definitely negative results. T e statistical methods are examined critically, with the conclusion that sympathetic flares must be very rare. (Author)

Descriptors :   STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE