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- adj. Of or pertaining to heliomagnetism
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That paper makes an argument that the vertical component of the interplanetary magnetic field Bz goes through long periods where one polarity dominates over the other and speculates that the cause may be a shifting of the heliomagnetic equator away from the heliographic equator.
If you assume that the sun also moves away from the solar system center of mass vertically in the z direction, then such a change in the heliomagnetic field would make sense, and would explain why one polarity would dominate over the other for a period of time.
They speculate that it is the shift of heliomagnetic equator away from the heliographic equator that causes the preferential polarity.
Streamwise Vorticity from Canada writes: Glynn 'Once the CERN CLOUD experiment quantifies the effects of changing cosmic ray flux on cloud formation under various different parameters of pressure, humdity, etc, we may have a better grasp on the heliomagnetic effects on climate.
In 2010 the CERN experiment called CLOUD will finally result in solid data on the relationship between cloud formation (and its inherent albedo-driven cooling effect) and cosmic ray flux, which is dependent on heliomagnetic state.
Second, the only factors that can influence GCR flux (e.g. heliomagnetic field strength (not polarity), solar particle flux, etc.) follow the 11-year cycle, not the 22-year cycle.
So, a geomagnetic component from one particular station will poorly represent global heliomagnetic variations.