Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 17 Mar 2009

By SpaceRef Editor
March 17, 2009
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Product: Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Issued: 2009 Mar 17 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 076 Issued at 2200Z on 17 Mar 2009

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 16/2100Z to 17/2100Z: Solar activity was very low. The disk remains spotless. No flares were observed.

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

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 16/2100Z to 17/2100Z: Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet levels. The greater than 2MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels again today.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be quiet for the forecast period (18-20 March).

III. Event Probabilities 18 Mar-20 Mar

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

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux

  • Observed 17 Mar 069
  • Predicted 18 Mar-20 Mar 070/070/070
  • 90 Day Mean 17 Mar 070

V. Geomagnetic A Indices

  • Observed Afr/Ap 16 Mar 004/005
  • Estimated Afr/Ap 17 Mar 003/003
  • Predicted Afr/Ap 18 Mar-20 Mar 005/005-005/005-005/005

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 18 Mar-20 Mar

A. Middle Latitudes

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

B. High Latitudes

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

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