Although the Space Environment Center's database has been mentioned previously in the Scout Report
(see the May 13, 1994 Scout Report
), it is worth mentioning again because an unusually large amount of solar flare and geomagnetic activity has occurred in recent weeks. At the Space Environment Center site, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) posts data, some of it updated by the minute, on auroral activity, solar wind, and geomagnetic storms. Data come from GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites) and ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer Spacecraft). The data, which include magnetic readings, solar flux measurements, KP index values, etc., are presented as illustrated Webpages, real-time dynamic displays, or as plain ascii text. Check out the latest extreme space weather here.