[LINK] NASA Solar Storm Warning

Carl Makin carl at stagecraft.cx
Sun Jan 10 18:22:52 AEDT 2010

Afternoon All,

Just to sidetrack a little here...

On 10/01/2010, at 3:54 PM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> For example NASA has issued an extreme 'Solar Storm Warning' within  
> the
> next two years. Eg, they say, "the next solar maximum should be a  
> doozy"
> http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/10mar_stormwarning.htm

This has been revised significantly downward in the last couple of  
years.  The Australian Ionospheric Prediction Service (www.ips.gov.au)  
now estimates that Solar Cycle 24 (the one we're just entering) will  
only reach a smoothed sunspot number (SSN) of 90 or so as opposed to  
SC23 which reached 150.

See http://www.ips.gov.au/Solar/1/6 for the full prediction.

BTW, solar minimum is now considered to have occurred in December, 2008.


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