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Long-term correlations in solar proxies and solar wind parameters

  • 1. Department of Physics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
  • 2. INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali


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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