Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 22 February 2018

By SpaceRef Editor
February 22, 2018
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 53 Issued at 2200Z on 22 Feb 2018

IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 21/2100Z to 22/2100Z: 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 (23 Feb, 24 Feb, 25 Feb).

IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 21/2100Z to 22/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 442 km/s at 22/1609Z. Total IMF reached 9 nT at 22/2023Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -8 nT at 22/1946Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 5758 pfu.

IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to active levels on day one (23 Feb) and quiet to unsettled levels on days two and three (24 Feb, 25 Feb).

III.  Event probabilities 23 Feb-25 Feb
Class M    01/01/01
Class X    01/01/01
Proton     01/01/01
PCAF       green

IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed           22 Feb 068
Predicted   23 Feb-25 Feb 068/068/068
90 Day Mean        22 Feb 072

V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 21 Feb  003/004
Estimated Afr/Ap 22 Feb  008/012
Predicted Afr/Ap 23 Feb-25 Feb  010/012-007/008-007/008

VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 23 Feb-25 Feb
A.  Middle Latitudes
Active                30/20/20
Minor Storm           15/05/05
Major-severe storm    05/01/01
B.  High Latitudes
Active                15/20/20
Minor Storm           30/25/25
Major-severe storm    40/20/20

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