Friday, January 3, 2014

BARREL Daily Update Jan. 3rd

Hi All, 

Bz was north for most of last night, but kp still reached 5. There was quiet a bit of AE activity and we saw lots of fun stuff. Today we also saw this year's first microbursts! 

There won't be any launches today and it sounds like the next likely launch dates will be Sunday or Monday. 

Ground Weather:
Temp.: -11 C
Wind speed: 20. knots 

Halley 6: 

Temp.: -6.1 C
Wind speed: 11 knots 

Payloads up: Next possibly launch from Halley Monday or Sunday

Halley 6:  2T, 2I

Payloads coming down:


Collection times for EFW: 
2014-01-01 (pass quite a ways to the West of stations)
A: 19:15 - 20:45 (mlts from 12 - 13)

     23:00 - 2014-01-02/00:30 (mlts from 14.5 - 16)
B: 20:00 - 21:30 (mlts from 11 - 13)

2014-01-02 (pass quite a ways to the West of stations)
B: 00:30 - 02:00 (mlts from 15 - 14.9)

A: 17:15-18:45 (MLTs 15-17)       Partial pass b/t stations
B: 14:00-15:30 (MLTs 11.6-13) Pass b/t stations
B: 17:40-19:40 (MLTs (14.5-16) Pass just west of stations

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: 00:40(jan5) - 2:00(jan5)   (MLTs 15-16.3)
B: 14:20-16:20 (MLTs 11.6-13.4)   pass b/t and West of stations

B: 18:00-20:00 (MLTs 14.3-16.3)

Halley Bay Search Coil Magnetometer :
Lots of ULF activity yesterday!

GOES Electron Flux:

A large increase in the electron flux at GOES with lots of fun structure.  

GOES Proton Flux:

The proton flux has returned to normal and is expected to stay normal over the next three days. 

Space Weather from and 

Solar wind speed: 515.3 km/s 
Solar proton density: 2.6 cm^(-3)  

Sun spot number: 133 

NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 75% and a 30% chance of an X class flare.  

Kp is quiet 

kp = 3 with a 24 max of kp = 5

Bz = 3.3 nT south

Btotal = 4.5 nT  

The HSS from the coronal hole is here and is expected to continue through January 4th. 

From Kyoto:

AE: Currently there is some small activity but last night was very active!  

Dst: Although there was some high speed winds and some big AE events and Kp = 5, Bz was  mostly northward so the DST only made it down to -28nT yesterday and today is again a bit quiet.   

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