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Day-to-day variability of the equatorial electrojet current in the South American sector
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2007
Received: 13 October 2006
Accepted: 3 February 2007
Published: 8 June 2007
A comparison of the geomagnetic H field data at Ancon, Peru and Buriticupa, Brazil for the period December 1990 and January 1991 revealed the presence of a significant correlation in day-to-day variability in the solar daily variation of H at the two stations, which are separated by about 2000 km. It is suggested that the day-to-day variability in the time as well as in the magnitude of the daily peak of the H field at an equatorial electrojet station is due to the superimposition of a semi-diurnal wave of the electric field over the normal mean daily variation.