SOLVING MAGNETOSPHERIC ACCELERATION, RECONNECTION AND TURBULENCE

SPACE WEATHER : REAL TIME

LINK TO FORECAST DATA

These are the latest observations from NASA and NOAA real time space weather monitors:

UPDATED: Sun Mar 7 18:33:01 UTC 2021

STATUS

INDEX

2.8

Neural Network Predicted Kp Index (PKP)

Index based on the most recent "predicted" Kp geomagnetic activity:

PKp = GREEN < 4 >= YELLOW < 6 >= RED

3

Most Recent Kp Index (KP)

This index is based on the most recent USAF/NOAA estimated planetary geomagnetic activity (Kp) 3-hour index:

Kp = GREEN <= 4 > YELLOW <= 6 > RED

46.45

Solar Wind Observations (PCP)

This index is keyed to the estimated instantaneous asymptotic polar cap potential voltage, the single most important measure of electrical power delivered to the atmosphere from the solar wind:

PCP = GREEN < 150 kV >= YELLOW < 200 kV* >= RED

* The PCP status is changed to red only if the current 10-minute average exceeds 200 kV AND the previous 10-minute average exceeds 150 kV. This is designed to reduce shifts in status due to short-term spikes in the value of the potential.

 

REAL TIME SOLAR WIND (Dials Interpretation Guide)

avg_density
Solar Wind Density (Measured)
avg_speed
Solar Wind Speed (Measured)
avg_press
Solar Wind Pressure (Derived)
avg_temp
Solar Wind Temperature (Measured)
avg_btot
Interplanetary Magnetic Field Magnitude (Measured)
avg_polar
Interplanetary Magnetic Field Polar Angle (Derived)
avg_az degrees dawnward of antisunward
Interplanetary Magnetic Field Azimuth (Derived)
avg_pcp
Voltage Across the Polar Cap / Convection Potential (Derived)

Thermal Energy Density (Derived)

Log[Beta] (Derived)

Alfven Speed (Derived)

Sound Speed (Derived)

Alfven Mach Number (Derived)

Mach Number (Derived)

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