NOAA space weather scales

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NOAA space weather scales

A means of communicating to the general public the current and future space weather conditions and their possible effects on people and systems. The scales were developed for three event types: geomagnetic storms (G-scale), solar radiation storms (S-scale), and radio blackouts (R-scale). They are attributed a number from 1 to 5 based on severity: 1 = minor, 2 = moderate, 3 = strong, 4 = severe, and 5 = extreme.

Space Weather Prediction Center, 2018: Geomagnetic storms. Accessed 14 August 2018. Available at https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/geomagnetic-storms.

Space Weather Prediction Center, 2018: NOAA space weather scales. Accessed 14 August 2018. Available at https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation.

Space Weather Prediction Center, 2018: Solar flares (Radio blackouts). Accessed 14 August 2018. Available at https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/solar-flares-radio-blackouts.

Space Weather Prediction Center, 2018: Solar radiation storm. Accessed 14 August 2018. Available at https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/solar-radiation-storm.


Term edited 14 August 2018.


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