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Zones of Apparent Inhibition of sunspots on the Solar Disc

Nature volume 131, pages 548549 (15 April 1933) | Download Citation



IN a recent paper1 referred to in NATURE of February 18, p. 245, Mr. P. R. Chidambara Aiyar reports the result of an analysis of the distribution over the visible portion of the sun of sunspots lasting two days, and finds that his curves of distribution show, in addition to a maximum at the centre of the disc, maxima at longitudes about 15° inside either limb. This he describes in terms of the intervening minima by calling their positions zones of apparent inhibition of spots.

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    Mon. Not. R.A.S., 93, 150; 1932.

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  1. The University, Aberdeen. March 8.

    • J. A. CARROLL


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