Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 16 Feb 2006

By SpaceRef Editor
February 16, 2006
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Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 16 Feb 2006

Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Issued: 2006 Feb 16 2200 UTC
Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
Space Environment Center and the U.S. Air Force.

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 047 Issued at 2200Z on 16 Feb 2006

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 15/2100Z to 16/2100Z: Solar activity remains at very low levels. Developing Region 854 (S07E10) appears to have stabilized as a small D-type sunspot group with very little flare potential. A prominence erupted early in the period off the southwest limb near S38, but no geomagnetic response is expected. New Region 855 (N06E28) was numbered today.

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

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 15/2100Z to 16/2100Z: The geomagnetic field was quiet to unsettled with isolated active conditions during the first half of the period. Solar wind speed was elevated to near 600 km/s, but declined to near 450 km/s by the end of the period.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled on 17 and 18 Feb. A coronal hole high speed stream is expected to rotate into a geoeffective position on 19 February and produce occasional active periods.

III. Event Probabilities 17 Feb-19 Feb

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

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 16 Feb 079
  • Predicted 17 Feb-19 Feb 080/080/080
  • 90 Day Mean 16 Feb 085

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 15 Feb 007/012
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 16 Feb 010/010
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 17 Feb-19 Feb 005/005-005/005-010/012

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 17 Feb-19 Feb

A. Middle Latitudes

  • Active 15/15/25
  • Minor storm 01/01/10
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/01

B. High Latitudes

  • Active 20/20/30
  • Minor storm 05/05/15
  • Major-severe storm 01/01/05

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