The monitoring and prediction of solar particle events--an experience report. Journal Article uri icon



  • The routine monitoring and prediction of solar proton events that may be a hazard to personnel and materials in space are a routine service of the Space Environment Services Center in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. The services provided are made available to the space centers in the United States for use in their operations. The real time monitoring consists primarily of Space Environment Monitors on both geosynchronous and polar orbiting weather satellites. The monitoring emphasizes proton fluxes but alpha particles, electrons, and in one case, heavier particles, are included. The predictions are of two types; a general outlook made 1 to 3 days in advance, and specific prediction of event size and probability of occurrence made after a solar flare occurs. The accuracy of the prediction made for solar cycle 21 are assessed.

publication date

  • January 1, 1984

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • August 30, 2023 2:08 AM

Full Author List

  • Heckman G; Hirman J; Kunches J; Balch C

author count

  • 4

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-1177

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 165

end page

  • 172


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