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Author Topic: Proton Bombardment! July 14, 2014  (Read 1257 times)

Offline Skipmuck

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Proton Bombardment! July 14, 2014
« on: July 14, 2014, 2240 UTC »
 I copy and pasted this from http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/ This is my favorite one stop site for propagation. Could someone tell me just what is actually happening here?   Current Solar Indicies from WWV  
14-Jul-2014 at 2105 UTC
SFI = 109   A = 9   K = 3  
Conditions during the last 24 hours  
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been ?????.
Forecast for the next 24 hours  
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be ?????.
(The "Huh" faces were originally 3 question marks...the machine language interprets very nicely in this context! I suspect that the high density protons are overloading the satellite's sensors or something)

Solar Wind Data
Provides solar wind velocity and energetic particle intensity
Updated at: 2228Z on July 14, 2014

 Velocity (km/s):   357.8  
 Density (protons/cm3):  24.4

EDIT SWPC's proton event threshold is 10 protons/cm2-s-sr at >=10 MeV. Large particle fluxes have been associated with satellite single event upsets (SEUs). ( It looks like 24.4 protons/cm3 is sufficient to KO the GOES sensors!)
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 2324 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Proton Bombardment! July 14, 2014
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 0139 UTC »
radio black outs...  hmmm... perhaps the Sun is mad...

sorry... me so flaky too much noise clouding my brain...  I hear CW where there is none... time to give it a rest <sigh>  :P
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