Geoeffective Proton Storm

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Geoeffective Proton Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Hi folks,

A proton storm generated by the explosive force of an X8 solar flare (originating at AR2673) didn't only produce a neutron ground level event, or GLE(increased neutron count)as reported on SpaceWeather.com, it also appears to have been geoeffective, producing a dip in the local magnetic declination, as detected on my magnetometer here in the UK, and others. The time correlation would be remarkable if the events were not in some way connected.
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Re: Geoeffective Proton Storm

Post by marktownley » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:51 am

You're getting some fascinating data from these recent events Stu!
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Re: Geoeffective Proton Storm

Post by Montana » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:01 am

That's very interesting Stu, a lot of great data coming from these X class events, pity we didn't have more during this maximum. Maybe we will get more during minimum :)

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Re: Geoeffective Proton Storm

Post by marktownley » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Montana wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:01 am
a lot of great data coming from these X class events, pity we didn't have more during this maximum. Maybe we will get more during minimum :)
Tends to be more in the declining phase of the cycle. See Scotts paper for an explanation...
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Re: Geoeffective Proton Storm

Post by highfnum » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:23 pm

good capture

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Re: Geoeffective Proton Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:43 am

Many thanks Mark, Alexandra & John.

An interesting paper, Mark. Hopefully more fireworks to come during the declining cycle, then.

Cheers

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