Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 12 January 2017

By SpaceRef Editor
January 12, 2017
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 12 Issued at 2200Z on 12 Jan 2017

IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 11/2100Z to 12/2100Z: Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours. The largest solar event of the period was a C3 event observed at 12/1618Z. There are currently 1 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB.  Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for a C-class flares on days one, two, and three (13 Jan, 14 Jan, 15 Jan).

IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 11/2100Z to 12/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to unsettled levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 437 km/s at 11/2135Z. Total IMF reached 5 nT at 12/1835Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -3 nT at 12/1737Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 7626 pfu.

IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on days one and two (13 Jan, 14 Jan) and quiet levels on day three (15 Jan).

III.  Event probabilities 13 Jan-15 Jan
Class M    01/01/01
Class X    01/01/01
Proton     01/01/01
PCAF       green

IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed           12 Jan 076
Predicted   13 Jan-15 Jan 080/082/085
90 Day Mean        12 Jan 077

V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 11 Jan  007/005
Estimated Afr/Ap 12 Jan  005/005
Predicted Afr/Ap 13 Jan-15 Jan  007/008-008/008-005/005

VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 13 Jan-15 Jan
A.  Middle Latitudes
Active                20/20/10
Minor Storm           05/05/01
Major-severe storm    01/01/01
B.  High Latitudes
Active                15/15/15
Minor Storm           25/25/20
Major-severe storm    25/25/20

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