Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 08 Feb 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
February 8, 2003
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Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 08 Feb 2003

SDF Number 039 Issued at 2200Z on 08 Feb 2003

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 07/2100Z
to 08/2100Z: Solar activity was low. A single C1 flare from newly
numbered Region 285 (S10E75) was the highlight of the period. Just a
single sunspot visible so far in this new region, but limb proximity
is hindering a thorough analysis. Regions 274 (S05W76), 276
(S13W14,) and 278 (N18E26), the largest regions on the visible disk,
exhibited occasional plage fluctuations, but all are in a decay
phase with relatively simple magnetic configurations. New Region 284
(N12W14) was also numbered today.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low.
Several regions on the visible disk have potential to produce an
isolated C-class flare.

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 07/2100Z to 08/2100Z:
The geomagnetic field was mostly quiet to unsettled with an isolated
active period between 08/1200 – 1500Z. The greater than 2 MeV
electron fluxes at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
expected to continue at quiet to unsettled levels.

III. Event Probabilities 09 Feb-11 Feb

  • Class M 35/35/35
  • Class X 05/05/05
  • Proton 01/01/01
  • PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 08 Feb 139
  • Predicted 09 Feb-11 Feb 140/140/140
  • 90 Day Mean 08 Feb 152

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 07 Feb 008/013
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 08 Feb 010/010
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 09 Feb-11 Feb 008/008-008/008-008/008

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 09 Feb-11 Feb

A. Middle Latitudes

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

B. High Latitudes

  • Active 30/30/30
  • Minor storm 10/10/10
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/01

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