- Press Release
- August 15, 2022
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 12 March 2020
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 72 Issued at 2200Z on 12 Mar 2020
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 11/2100Z to 12/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 0 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (13 Mar, 14 Mar, 15 Mar).
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 379 km/s at 12/2053Z. Total IMF reached 7 nT at 12/2031Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -6 nT at 12/1615Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 122 pfu.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on days one, two, and three (13 Mar, 14 Mar, 15 Mar).
III. Event probabilities 13 Mar-15 Mar
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 12 Mar 070
Predicted 13 Mar-15 Mar 070/070/070
90 Day Mean 12 Mar 071
V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 11 Mar NA/002
Estimated Afr/Ap 12 Mar 006/008
Predicted Afr/Ap 13 Mar-15 Mar 006/005-006/005-006/005
VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 13 Mar-15 Mar
A. Middle Latitudes
Minor Storm 01/01/01
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Minor Storm 20/20/20
Major-severe storm 15/15/15