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