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Gather Data.1

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A - Solar Flares and Magnetic Disturbances

Links in the Gather Data section are from the Australian Space Weather Agency.

checkmarkClick here to go to the SOLAR FLARE EFFECT site.

  • Scroll down to the graph.
  1. Describe the relationship between X-ray radiation and the magnetic field variation.

B - Sunspots and Geomagnetic Storms

checkmarkClick here to go to the OCCURRENCE OF GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCES site.

  1. Describe the relationship between the sunspot number and the number of days with geomagnetic storms.

C - Monthly Storms

checkmarkClick here to go to the SEASONABLE DISTRIBUTION site.

  • Scroll down to the graph.
  1. What two months have the highest average number of geomagnetic storms?
  2. What three months have the lowest average number of geomagnetic storms? 
  3. Recalling the effects of geomagnetic storms, in what months would you want to test a new computer network?
  4. Why did you choose these months?

 

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