Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BARREL Daily Update Jan 21 2014

Hi all, 

2C was launched yesterday but we don't expect anymore launches today. 

The coronal hole seems to be starting to reach us! We've had a jump in the density and SW speeds are starting to increase. Hopefully we'll see much higher wind speeds in the next coming days. 

Ground Weather:
Temp.: -7. C
Wind speed: 6 knot

Halley 6: 
Temp.: -2.3 C
Wind speed: 9 knots 

Payloads up: 
SANAE IV: 2X, 2A, 2B, 2C
Halley 6:  2L,

Payloads coming down:
 Some are getting lowish but no news yet of another one coming down. 

Collection times for EFW:  
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 :
A bright EMIC wave this morning. 

GOES Electron Flux:
The electron levels have stayed at moderate levels, although they have seen some structure throughout the last 24 hours. 

GOES Proton Flux:
The proton levels are at moderate levels. 

Space Weather from Spaceweather.com and SWPC.noaa.gov 
Solar wind speed: 328.9 km/s 
Solar proton density: 25.7 cm^(-3)  

Sun spot number: 131
NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 30% and a 1% chance of an X class flare.  

There is a coronal hole coming which is expected to hit Earth on Jan 23rd -24th with winds increasing on Jan 21st. This colorant hole is positively polarized, so hopefully we'll see some more negative Bz (?). 

Kp is quiet 
kp =2 with a 24 max of kp = 3

Bz = 2.5 south
Btotal = 4.9 nT  

From Kyoto:
AE:  possible small (very small) substorm in progress

Dst: very quiet. 

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