The influence of solar activity on the temperature of the stratosphere
Abstract
The paper describes the statistical correlations between solar activity expressed in Wolf numbers and the temperature in the Stratosphere over the Fort Greely rocket sounding station (64 degrees N, 145 degrees W), for the period 19641971. The values of the correlation coefficients exceed 0.75 in a 2549 km height interval. The maximum variability of temperature coupled with solar activity variations is observed at a 40 km altitude. The directional coefficient of linear regression for these correlations is 0.14. The solar activity buildup is accompanied by a mean temperature drop near the stratopause level. This is caused by stratopause height oscillations.
 Publication:

Artificial Satellites
 Pub Date:
 September 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976ArtSa..11...55Z
 Keywords:

 Atmospheric Temperature;
 Correlation Coefficients;
 Solar Activity Effects;
 Statistical Correlation;
 Stratosphere;
 Regression Analysis;
 Rocket Sounding;
 Stratopause;
 Temperature Distribution;
 Vertical Distribution;
 Geophysics