Current geospace environment

This page provides help on usage of this page and some background information regarding the values displayed in the list of current conditions.

Usage

This panel provides an overview of the current measurements of the local geospace environment. Current measured and forecast vales are displayed in the table.

  • By moving the cursor over the value a popup information box displays the time tag associated with this measurement/forecast.
  • By clicking on the parameter name you can view the entry in this help file about the selected parameter
  • To plot the most recent data, select the check box next to the parameter required and press the plot button at the bottom of this panel. More than one parameter can be selected.
  • To view the numerical values for the parameters select the 'get data' button at the bottom of this panel.

Information

Dst


Source: World Data Center for Geomagnetism, Kyoto
Data access: Dst pages
Background information: Calculation method
Colour levels:Low 100 > Dst > -50
Medium -50 > Dst > -150
High -150 > Dst > -500

Kp


Source: GFZ, Potsdam Germany
Data access: Kp data
Background information: Calculation method
Colour levels:Low 0 < Kp < 3.5
Medium 3.5 < Kp < 6.5
High 6.5 < Kp < 10

U. Sheffield electron flux forecasts


Source: Space Systems Lab, University of Sheffield
Data access: >800keV
>2MeV
Background information: Calculation method
Colour levels:Low 0 < Flux>800keV < 9
>800keVMedium 9 < Flux>800keV < 11
High 11 < Flux>800keV < 13
Colour levels:Low 0 < Flux>2MeV < 9
>2MeVMedium 9 < Flux>2MeV < 11
High 11 < Flux>2MeV < 13

GOES GSO measured fluxes


Source: GOES 16
Data access: 7 day differential fluxes

Solar wind conditions


Source: ACE data from NOAA SWPC
Data access: Magnetic field
Plasma
Background information: