Vol 13, No 3

Long-term hemispheric variation of the flare index

Song Feng, Lin-Hua Deng, Shi-Chun Xu


The long-term hemispheric variation of the flare index is investigated. It is found that, (1) the phase difference of the flare index between the northern and southern hemispheres is about 6–7 months, which is near the time delay between flare activity and sunspot activity; (2) both the dominant and phase-leading hemisphere of the flare index is the northern hemisphere in the considered time interval, implying that the hemispheric asynchrony of solar activity has a close connection with the N-S asymmetry of solar activity.


Sun: activity — Sun: flares — methods: data analysis

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