Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 23 December 2016

By SpaceRef Editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under , , ,

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 358 Issued at 2200Z on 23 Dec 2016

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 22/2100Z to 23/2100Z: 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 (24 Dec, 25 Dec, 26 Dec).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 22/2100Z to 23/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at unsettled to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 770 km/s at 23/1631Z. Total IMF reached 6 nT at 22/2103Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -5 nT at 23/1935Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 19653 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to active levels on day one (24 Dec), quiet to unsettled levels on day two (25 Dec) and quiet levels on day three (26 Dec).

III. Event probabilities 24 Dec-26 Dec
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 23 Dec 074
Predicted 24 Dec-26 Dec 073/072/072
90 Day Mean 23 Dec 081

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 22 Dec 015/020
Estimated Afr/Ap 23 Dec 017/022
Predicted Afr/Ap 24 Dec-26 Dec 011/012-008/008-005/005

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 24 Dec-26 Dec
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 25/15/10
Minor Storm 10/05/01
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 15/20/20
Minor Storm 25/25/20
Major-severe storm 35/20/10

SpaceRef staff editor.