GEOMAGNETIC STORMS

GEOMAGNETIC STORMS

A geomagnetic storm is a major disturbance of Earth’s magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth. These storms result from variations in the solar wind that produces major changes in the currents, plasmas, and fields in Earth’s magnetosphere. The solar wind conditions that are effective for creating geomagnetic storms are sustained (for several to many hours) periods of high-speed solar wind, and most importantly, a southward directed solar wind magnetic field (opposite the direction of Earth’s field) at the dayside of the magnetosphere. This condition is effective for transferring energy from the solar wind into Earth’s magnetosphere.

This stub is from http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/geomagnetic-storms please click on the link to read the full post and see the current Space Weather conditions.

Project Data

aurora-731456_960_72060m Beacon Experiment – Visit http://ve6ji.ca for more info.

http://auroralpower.ca/tables/beacons

Planetary K index & DST

http://auroralpower.ca/tables/pKindex

DSCOVR Satellite Solar Data

http://auroralpower.ca/tables/solarData

GOES Satellite Particle Energy Data

http://auroralpower.ca/tables/hePad

Ka Index

http://auroralpower.ca/tables/kaIndex/

Auroral Power NHPI

http://auroralpower.ca/tables/