Status Report

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 5 February 2017

By SpaceRef Editor
February 5, 2017
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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast
SDF Number 36 Issued at 2200Z on 05 Feb 2017

IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 04/2100Z to 05/2100Z: Solar activity has been at very low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently 2 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

IB.  Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low on days one, two, and three (06 Feb, 07 Feb, 08 Feb).

IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 04/2100Z to 05/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed reached a peak of 670 km/s at 05/1806Z. Total IMF reached 8 nT at 05/0803Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -6 nT at 05/0738Z. Electrons greater than 2 MeV at geosynchronous orbit reached a peak level of 20565 pfu.

IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on day one (06 Feb) and quiet to active levels on days two and three (07 Feb, 08 Feb).

III.  Event probabilities 06 Feb-08 Feb
Class M    01/01/01
Class X    01/01/01
Proton     01/01/01
PCAF       green

IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed           05 Feb 073
Predicted   06 Feb-08 Feb 072/072/072
90 Day Mean        05 Feb 077

V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 04 Feb  008/009
Estimated Afr/Ap 05 Feb  013/015
Predicted Afr/Ap 06 Feb-08 Feb  007/010-010/012-010/012

VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 06 Feb-08 Feb
A.  Middle Latitudes
Active                15/30/15
Minor Storm           05/10/05
Major-severe storm    01/01/01
B.  High Latitudes
Active                15/15/15
Minor Storm           25/30/20
Major-severe storm    25/40/25

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