Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BARREL Daily Update Jan 14 2014

Hi all, 

If you look at the Winds map, it looks like we may be starting to see the very beginning of the turn around. Right close to the geographic South Pole it looks like some of the winds are changing, or perhaps this is just a daily variation thing. I may try to pass as a space weather girl, but I am deffinetly not a terrestrial weather girl. Currently not any of payloads are in this region so they should all continue their march around Antarctica. If you notice, it looks like we have another payload which will make it's way back into the inner magnetosphere. 2I should make it's way back onto closed field lines today. 

Ground Weather:
Temp.: -8. C
Wind speed: 24. knots but looks like they will calm down later in the day

Halley 6: 
Temp.: -1.8 C
Wind speed: 5 knots 

Payloads up: Possible launch today from either site
Halley 6:  2T, 2I, 2L

Payloads coming down:
2Z, 2M, 2K

Collection times for EFW:  
A: 16:00-17:30 (MLTs 11.5-13) Pass to West of stations
A: 19:10-21:40 (MLTs 14-16.5)
B: 17:10-18:40 (MLTs 11.5-13)
B: 21:15-22:45 (MLTs 14.5-16)

2013-01-04 to 2013-01-05   Far to West pass
A: 18:50-20:20 (MLTs 11.3-12.8)
A: 22:50-00:20(jan5)   (MLTs 15-16)
B: 20:15-21:40 (MLTs 11.5-13)

A: 16:20-18:20 (MLTs 14.5-16.2)   pass b/t stations
B: 14:20-16:20 (MLTs 11.6-13.4)   pass b/t and West of stations
    18:00-20:00 (MLTs 14.3-16.3)

2013-01-06 (A just to West, B quite a ways to West)
A: 15:40-21:30   (6h 10m)
B: 17:30-19:30  (2h)
20:30-23:00 (2h 30m)

2013-01-07 (A quite west, B very west of stations)
A: 19:00-21:00  (2h)
22:30-23:59  (1h 30m)
B: 20:45-21:45  (1h)
00:45Jan8-02:00Jan8  (2h 15m)

2013-01-09  (A just to West, B quite a ways to West)
A: 15:15-21:15 (at 16k)  (6h)      
B: 17:30-20:30 (at 16k)  (3h)
     20:33-24:00 (at 4k)   (3.5hrs)

2013-01-10 (west of stations)
A: 18:00-01:00(jan11)
B: 20:00-03:00(jan11)

B: 14:45-21:00

A: 14:40-21:30
B: 17:00-24:00

Halley Bay Search Coil Magnetometer :
Possibly some EMIC waves yesterday afternoon, but not sure if we can really see the cutoff frequency and so may be just some broad band emissions. 

GOES Electron Flux:
The electron levels have stayed at moderate levels. 

GOES Proton Flux:
They have recovered to below the SEP threshold but they are still moderately high. 

Space Weather from Spaceweather.com and SWPC.noaa.gov 
Solar wind speed: 642.1 km/s 
Solar proton density: 1.3 cm^(-3)  

Sun spot number: 102
NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 50% and a 15% chance of an X class flare.  

Kp is quiet 
kp = 1 with a 24 max of kp = 4

Bz = 1.2 north
Btotal = 4.0 nT  

The Coronal hole is now geo-effective but is slowly moving out of view.  

From Kyoto:
AE:  If this can be believed with 6 stations reporting, we are in the midst of a very large substorm or something. Xinlin Li's model has it quiet, but it has yet to run the latest hour which is where this large increase is observed. 

Dst: very quiet. 

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