Accession Number : ADA118734

Title :   The Statistical Relations Among Q, Kp, and the Global Weather Central -K Indices.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Dandekar,B S

PDF Url : ADA118734

Report Date : 13 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The K index determined by the Air Force Global Weather Central has been compared with Kp and Q (from Sodankyla) for the period March 1978 - May 1981 to determine empirical relations between Kp vs K, Q vs Kp, and Q vs K. The study shows that the K index is a reasonably good measure of Kp during most of the time. The time-dependent relations between Q and K, and Kp and K are derived, so that one can convert the K (AFGWC) index to the Kp or Q index for specification of the auroral ionosphere in the Experimental Radar System test region.

Descriptors :   *GEOMAGNETISM, HIGH LATITUDES, INTENSITY, VARIATIONS, INDEXES(RATIOS), CROSS CORRELATION

Subject Categories : Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE