Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 07 Feb 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
February 7, 2003
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Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 07 Feb 2003

SDF Number 038 Issued at 2200Z on 07 Feb 2003

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 06/2100Z
to 07/2100Z: Solar activity was at low levels. The only significant
activity was a C1.0 long-duration event from Region 274 (S06W63) at
07/1628 UTC. Regions 276 (S13E00) and 278 (N18E40) acquired a gamma
magnetic structure during the period. Region 277 continues to be
active. Regions 282 (N12E35) and 283 (N01E52) were numbered today.

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

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 06/2100Z to 07/2100Z:
The geomagnetic field was at predominately quiet to unsettled levels.
High latitudes experienced an isolated active period from 07/1200
to 07/1500 UTC. Solar wind observation continued to show a high
speed stream associated with a subsiding coronal hole. The greater
than 2MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
expected to subside to and remain at mostly quiet with isolated
periods of unsettled levels due to the departure of the coronal

III. Event Probabilities 08 Feb-10 Feb

  • Class M 45/50/50
  • Class X 10/10/10
  • Proton 01/01/01
  • PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 07 Feb 157
  • Predicted 08 Feb-10 Feb 160/165/170
  • 90 Day Mean 07 Feb 153

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 06 Feb 008/016
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 07 Feb 012/014
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 08 Feb-10 Feb 006/008-007/008-007/008

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 08 Feb-10 Feb

A. Middle Latitudes

  • Active 25/25/25
  • Minor storm 05/05/05
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/01

B. High Latitudes

  • Active 45/45/45
  • Minor storm 25/25/25
  • Major-severe storm 05/05/05

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