Space Weather Sites


Some Web Resources Related to Space Weather

NOAA / Space Weather Prediction Center
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Space Weather Alerts
Graphical Timelines
Related Displays and Data
Indices and Event Reports
Dynamic Plots
Solar Images and Maps
Forecast 3-day Predictions

ESA Space Weather Web Server
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Definition of Space Weather: "conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems and can endanger human life or health."
Who is affected by Space Weather
Current Space Weather
COSPAR Panel on Space Weather
Links to Other Sources of Current Data and Forecast Information
ESA - Space Situational Awareness Space Weather - SWE
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This is a Web-portal developed by ESA. Aims: “SWE services will centre around the SWE Data Centre at ESA's Redu station and a new SWE Service Coordination Centre (SSCC), located in Belgium at a location to be defined during the SSA Preparatory Programme. ESCs will act as focal points within the SWE architecture for expertise, data and products in that area from across Europe.”
Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC)
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The SIDC includes the World Data Center for the sunspot index and the ISES Regional Warning Center Brussels for space weather forecasting.
It also includes SIDC Data Products and Services

3-day Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity: Latest Issue and Archive

It also includes e_CALLISTO Real Time data

Space Weather Portal (INPE/MCT)
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This Web Portal has been created within the program "Estudo e Monitoramento Brasileiro do Clima Especial" (EMBRACE)

EMBRACE essentially provides four activities: data collection, data processing, modeling, and dissemination of results. Data acquisition are performed by stations deployed in Brazil. They include radio telescope observatories, telescopes, muon, GPS stations, ionospheric stations and magnetometer. The collected data are sent in real time over the Internet.

Views of phenomena such as solar explosions and ejections, magnetic field variation, ionospheric disturbances and plasma bubbles, are sought and published.
Analysis Center-Space Weather (in Russian)
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Provides information about the current state of near space: level of solar activity, geomagnetic and radiation state of the magnetosphere and the heliosphere in real time. (current values and forecast for the next hour).
Provides 3D models of the magnetosphere and
Interactive models of space environment:
(a) Streams of cosmic rays;
(b) Dose of radiation in low earth orbit;
(c) Magnetic field in magnetosphere;
(d) Velocity of quasi-stationary solar wind flows;
(e) Hourly values of Dst;
Space Environment (Kazakhstan)
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Prediction of geomagnetic field (NOAA levels in Real Time)
Daily forecast of geomagnetic activity for 6 days (PDF)
Daily forecast of geomagnetic (Ар-indexes) and solar (F10.7) for 55 days (PDF)

Helio-geophysical measurements in real time: (local)
Cosmic Rays, Geomagnetic Field, Solar radio flux
Geophysical Information (only in Bulgarian)
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Local Prediction of O3 (Ozone), UV-radiation (UV-index for Bulgaria), local K-index,

Geophysical measurements in real time: (local)
O3 (Ozone), UV-radiation (UV-index for Bulgaria), Earth's magnetic field
International Space Environment Service (ISES)
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The mission of ISES is to encourage and facilitate near-real-time international monitoring and prediction of the space environment, to assist users reduce the impact of space weather on activities of human interest.

This site includes:
fourteen Regional Warning Centers
2013 International Geophysical Calendar

Web Services
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Images of the sun from different satellites and in different wavelengths.
You can: (1) highlight the active areas, (2) select a satellite, (3) select the date.
Provider: Kanzelhöhe Observatory, Austria
KHO Auroral forecast service
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Two images are updated every 15 minutes. Left image shows the size and location of the impact zone of energetic particles from the Sun, i.e. a green circular belt of auroral emissions around each geomagnetic pole. These belts are known as the auroral ovals. Right image shows the local all-sky view of the oval. Sun, moon and satellite or star poistions are also inluded. 5 auroral stations are included in the above animation (ARS, KHO, APATITY, NADYM, POKER FLAT, ZHONGSHAN...).

Provider: Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO), Svalbard, Norway
Space Weather Prediction Center (only in Bulgarian)
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Three-day forecast for Ap and Kp
Provider: Space Research and Technology Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria

Applications That Run on Your Computer

SWB Solar Weather Browser
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The Solar Weather Browser (SWB) is a software tool developed by the Royal Observatory of Belgium for easy visualisation of solar images in combination with any context information that can be overlaid on the images and that is space weather relevant. In Fig. 1, two examples are shown of two interactively choosen combinations of data. On the left, a combination of an EIT/19.5 nm image with an overlay of CME detections by CACTus. On the right, a combination of an EIT/17.1 nm image with a 14 degrees grid and NOAA active region numbers.

Provider: Royal Observatory of Belgium
Special requirements: Guidelines are on the site above.
Run on Windows 2000/XP or later, Apple Mac OS X 10.6 or later (Intel), Linux ??
KHO Aurora Forecast 3D
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The Aurora Forecast 3D is a tool to track down where the aurora is located in the sky from any location on planet. It renders Earth in 3D with rotation and scaling at your fingertips. You can select locations and make your own ground - station list. The Sun illuminates the globe as it updates in near real-time (1 second epochs). The short term forecasts are +0, +3 and +6 hours ahead in time. These are updated when the app is active and connected to internet.

An Aurora Compass is included that shows where the auroral oval, the Moon and the Sun are located as you look up at the sky from your location. The phase and age of the Moon is also visualized in the compass. By zooming out in the 3D view port, satellites, stars and planets appear in their orbits around the Sun.

Provider: UNIS - The University Centre, Svalbard, Norway
Run on Android, iPhone and Windows-mobile

Web-Based Models

NeQuick 2 - electron density profile and TEC
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Web-based platform that aims to automate and simplify the use of an ionosphere model and the way to obtain TEC calibrated from GNSS.
Computation and plotting of slant electron density profile and TEC
You can select: (1) Date of Computation; (2) Lat, Long and Height;(3) R12 or F10.7 (from NOAA-NGDC or User input)

Provider: The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy
Special requirements: none
Languages: English
CCMC Community Coordinated Modeling Center
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A great collection of Space Weather Models: SOLAR, HELIOSPHERE, MAGNETOSPHERE and IONOSPHERE/THERMOSPHERE most of them "Run on Request"

CCMC provide access to modern space research models
CCMC test and evaluate models
CCMC support Space Weather forecasters
CCMC support space science education

Provider: CCMC is a multi-agency partnership (NASA, NOAA, NSF ...)
Special requirements: none
Languages: English