Identification of the IMF sector structure in near-real time by ground magnetic data by Janzhura and Troshichev (2011)
- Danish Meteorological Institute, Lyngbyvej 100, Copenhagen
Abstract. The only published description of the solar wind sector (SS) term used for the reference level in the post-event and real-time derivation of the Polar Cap (PC) indices, PCN (North) and PCS (South), in the version endorsed by the International Association for Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) is found in the commented publication, Janzhura and Troshichev (2011): Identification of the IMF sector structure in near-real time by ground magnetic data, Annales Geophysicae, 29, 1491–1500. Actually, the publication has served as basis for the index endorsement by IAGA in 2013. However, neither the illustrations nor the results presented there have been derived by the specified near-real time method. Figs. 1, 6, 7, and 8 display values derived by post-event calculations based on daily medians smoothed over 7 days centred on the day of interest. Figs. 2, 3, and 4 display observed values smoothed over 7 days, while the remaining Fig. 5 displays averages over 4 months. In summary, there are strong disagreements between indications in the title, abstract, and statements in the text compared to the actual results and their illustrations.
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