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Solar mean magnetic field variability: A wavelet approach to Wilcox Solar Observatory and SOHO/Michelson Doppler Imager observations

Boberg, Fredrik LU ; Lundstedt, Henrik; Hoeksema, J T; Scherrer, P H and Liu, W (2002) In Journal of Geophysical Research 107(A10: 1318).
Abstract
Solar mean magnetic field (SMMF) measurements from the Wilcox Solar Observatory and with the SOHO/MDI instrument are described and analyzed. Even though two completely different methods of observation are used, the two data sets obtained show a strong similarity. Using continuous wavelet transforms, SMMF variability is found at a number of temporal scales. Detected SMMF signals with a 1–2 year period are considered to be linked to variations in the internal rotation of the Sun. Intermediate SMMF oscillations with a period of 80–200 days are probably connected to the evolution of large active regions. We also find evidence for 90 min variations with coronal mass ejections as a suggested origin.
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coronal mass ejections, Solar magnetic field, active regions, wavelet analysis, internal rotation
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Journal of Geophysical Research
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107
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A10: 1318
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American Geophysical Union
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2156-2202
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10.1029/2001JA009195
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  abstract     = {Solar mean magnetic field (SMMF) measurements from the Wilcox Solar Observatory and with the SOHO/MDI instrument are described and analyzed. Even though two completely different methods of observation are used, the two data sets obtained show a strong similarity. Using continuous wavelet transforms, SMMF variability is found at a number of temporal scales. Detected SMMF signals with a 1–2 year period are considered to be linked to variations in the internal rotation of the Sun. Intermediate SMMF oscillations with a period of 80–200 days are probably connected to the evolution of large active regions. We also find evidence for 90 min variations with coronal mass ejections as a suggested origin.},
  author       = {Boberg, Fredrik and Lundstedt, Henrik and Hoeksema, J T and Scherrer, P H and Liu, W},
  issn         = {2156-2202},
  keyword      = {coronal mass ejections,Solar magnetic field,active regions,wavelet analysis,internal rotation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {A10: 1318},
  publisher    = {American Geophysical Union},
  series       = {Journal of Geophysical Research},
  title        = {Solar mean magnetic field variability: A wavelet approach to Wilcox Solar Observatory and SOHO/Michelson Doppler Imager observations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2001JA009195},
  volume       = {107},
  year         = {2002},
}