Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 03 Mar 2009

By SpaceRef Editor
February 23, 2009
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Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Issued: 2009 Mar 03 2200 UTC
Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force.

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 062 Issued at 2200Z on 03 Mar 2009

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 02/2100Z to 03/2100Z: Solar activity was very low. No flares were observed during the past 24 hours and the solar disk continues to be spotless.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low.

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 02/2100Z to 03/2100Z: The geomagnetic field was quiet during the past 24 hours. A weak sudden impulse occurred at 03/0602Z in response to a discontinuity in the solar wind observed at ACE at 0451Z; solar wind speed increased from around 320 km/s to about 350 km/s. Nonetheless the slight elevation of solar wind speed was not sufficient to produce activity above the quiet levels.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet for the next three days.

III. Event Probabilities 04 Mar-06 Mar

  • Class M 01/01/01
  • Class X 01/01/01
  • Proton 01/01/01
  • PCAF Green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 03 Mar 069
  • Predicted 04 Mar-06 Mar 070/070/070
  • 90 Day Mean 03 Mar 070

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 02 Mar 000/002
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 03 Mar 005/005
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 04 Mar-06 Mar 005/005-005/005-005/005

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 04 Mar-06 Mar

A. Middle Latitudes

  • Active 15/10/10
  • Minor storm 05/01/01
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/01

B. High Latitudes

  • Active 20/15/10
  • Minor storm 10/05/01
  • Major-severe storm 05/01/01

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