[ips-dhfpr-euro] IPS Daily European HF Report 18 03 02
Regional Warning Centre
Tue, 19 Mar 2002 17:50:11 +1100 (EST)
SUBJ: IPS DAILY EUROPEAN HF PROPAGATION REPORT
ISSUED AT 19/0630Z MAR 2002 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE
EUROPEAN REGION SUMMARY AND FORECAST
MUF SUMMARY/FORECAST INFORMATION IN THIS REPORT IS AUTOMATICALLY
GENERATED FROM REGIONAL IONOSPHERIC DATA
1. SUMMARY FOR 18 03 02
Flares Max Fadeout Freq. Sectors
M1/-- 0216UT possible lower E. Asia/Aust.
A strong shock was observed in the solar wind at 1240UT on 18 Mar.
A moderate (56nT) impulse was observed in the IPS magnetomter data at
1323UT on 18 Mar.
PCA Event : 10Mev Proton/PCA Event Began 18 03 2002 1310UT and is in
Observed T index: 191
Observed European Region MUFS:
Enhanced by 30% during local day, Enhanced by 30% during local night.
Enhanced by 35% after local dawn.
2. FORECAST FOR 19 03 2002
Forecast T index: 175
Forecast European Region MUFS:
Initially today: Enhanced by 40%.
Rest of day: becoming depressed 15% at times later in UT day
COMMENT:Strongly degraded HF conditions expected due to geomagnetic
activity. The geomagnetic field was disturbed during the first 6
hours of the forecast day.
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