Radio Blackouts and Radiation storms

Radio Blackouts and Radiation Storms

Information

The warning thresholds for the Radio Blackouts and Radiation Storms follow the NOAA Space Weather Scales

Radio blackouts

Colour Description Physical Measure
GOES 0.1-0.8 nm X-ray flux
Quiet <10-5
Minor M1
(10-5)
Moderate M5
(5 x 10-5)
Strong X1
(10-4)
Severe X10
(10-3)
Extreme X20
(2 x 10-3)

Radiation Storms

Colour Description Physical Measure
Flux level of >10 MeV particles (ions)
Quiet <10
Minor 10
Moderate 102
Strong 103
Severe 104
Extreme 105