THE QUESTION OF SOLAR MAXIMUM

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Detailed research around the question of when Solar Maximum occurred,  show that Solar Max for Cycle 23, which apparently had a first maximum in 2000 and a then secondary maximum in 2002, the Max actually came in 2002.
There is always talk about the maximum and then the secondary maximum.  The secondary maximum usually proves to be the main maximum if you put your figures into long-term averages.
A 2-year average study both for Flux and CV showed a real Max 22nd February 2002 for the Flux-numbers (10,7cm 2800 MHz from Penticton, Canada) and 18th February 2002 for the CV-numbers, a smoothed maximum mainly due to the afterglow of the great activity in September 2001.    (24Aug2002 K.I.Malde)