Patricia Reiff Patricia Reiff

MMS working great... just in time for a major storm!!

Posted on March 17, 2015 - 10:26 AM CDT

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Our space weather forecast system is working great, and giving a RED alert now - watch for major low latitude auroras!!    The folks who are heading to Svalbard for the eclipse will get a great show!  We are predicting up to Kp level 8!  http://mms.rice.edu/realtime/forecast.html

 

MMS is extending its magnetometer booms today.  Last night they put out the sensors, and POW! a major dipolarization associated with a substorm!  (the storm our forecast system predicted).   So far all instruments, orbital elements and sensors within specifications!

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