Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 3 February 2021

By SpaceRef Editor
February 3, 2021
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 34 Issued at 2200Z on 03 Feb 2021

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 02/2100Z to 03/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 1 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (04 Feb, 05 Feb, 06 Feb).

IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 02/2100Z to 03/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 617 km/s at 03/0547Z. Total IMF reached 10 nT at 03/1546Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -8 nT at 03/1749Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 537 pfu.

IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on day one (04 Feb) and quiet levels on days two and three (05 Feb, 06 Feb).

III. Event probabilities 04 Feb-06 Feb
Class M 01/01/01
Class X 01/01/01
Proton 01/01/01
PCAF green

IV. Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed 03 Feb 074
Predicted 04 Feb-06 Feb 074/072/070
90 Day Mean 03 Feb 084

V. Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 02 Feb 011/013
Estimated Afr/Ap 03 Feb 010/015
Predicted Afr/Ap 04 Feb-06 Feb 007/008-005/005-006/005

VI. Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 04 Feb-06 Feb
A. Middle Latitudes
Active 20/10/10
Minor Storm 05/01/01
Major-severe storm 01/01/01
B. High Latitudes
Active 15/20/15
Minor Storm 25/20/20
Major-severe storm 25/10/20

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