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Long-term correlations in solar proxies and solar wind parameters

Reda, Raffaele; Alberti, Tommaso; Berrilli, Francesco; Giobbi, Piermarco; Giovannelli, Luca; Penza, Valentina

Solar variability related to its magnetic activity can be quantified by using synthetic indices (e.g. sunspots number) or physical ones (e.g. chromospheric proxies). In order to connect the long-term solar activity variations to solar wind properties, we use Ca II K index and solar wind OMNI data in the time interval between 1965 and 2019, which almost entirely cover the last 5 solar cycles. A time lag in the correlation between the parameters is found. This time shift seems to show a temporal evolution over the different solar cycles. The advantage to use a chromospheric proxy opens the possibility to extend the relation found for the Sun to link stellar variability and stellar wind properties in Sun-like stars.

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