Articles | Volume 31, issue 7
Ann. Geophys., 31, 1221–1225, 2013
Ann. Geophys., 31, 1221–1225, 2013

Regular paper 16 Jul 2013

Regular paper | 16 Jul 2013

Comments on quiet daily variation derivation in "Identification of the IMF sector structure in near-real time by ground magnetic data" by Janzhura and Troshichev (2011)

P. Stauning P. Stauning
  • Danish Meteorological Institute, Lyngbyvej 100, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract. The description presented in the paper of the relations of the solar wind sector structure to the derivation of the quiet daily variation (QDC) in polar magnetic recordings used for calculation of polar cap (PC) indices is found to be unclear and not properly justified. The presented example on inclusion of a solar sector term in an actual QDC series is found to be questionable even on the authors' premises.