Geomagnetics- Summer summary

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Geomagnetics- Summer summary

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:48 am

Hi All,

Here's a three-month summary of my local geomagnetic environment, driven by solar activity, from June through August 2015.

Despite the reduction in sunspot numbers, generally, the occasional large active region and several large coronal holes appear to be generating mild geomagnetic storms by either increasing the solar wind speed, or creating the odd CME, or tipping the IMF south, making the solar wind more effective at penetrating the magnetic bubble protecting the Earth.
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It will be interesting to monitor the changes as we head further away from solar max.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Geomagnetics- Summer summary

Post by Derek Klepp » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:00 am

Thanks Stu

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Re: Geomagnetics- Summer summary

Post by DSobserver » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:47 am

great summarize!

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Re: Geomagnetics- Summer summary

Post by marktownley » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:05 pm

An excellent quarterly report Stu. Hope it's lively at the end of october, we're off to back and beyond in Northern Iceland...
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Post by grimble_cornet » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:29 pm

Great presentation Stu.
I have noticed the odd burst of activity - the one on 27th August was pretty good with quite rapid changes on the screen - and will also be watching out for future changes.
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Re: Geomagnetics- Summer summary

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:57 am

Thanks everyone. Hopefully more to come.

Glad your magnetometer is still up and running, Mike.

Mark, I hope you get to see a good aurora show in Iceland.

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Re: Geomagnetics- Summer summary

Post by highfnum » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:48 am

what does your equipment look like?

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Re: Geomagnetics- Summer summary

Post by MapleRidge » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:48 pm

Hi Stu...

An impressive summary of activity...well done :bow

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