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Space Weather Forecasting: Quiet Times Ahead

SOHO/MDI magnetograms combined with the Potential-Field Source-Surface (PFSS) model can be used to generate a model of magnetic field lines in the lower part of the solar corona. When these models are compared to the loops visible in TRACE imagery, a good match (as in this case) indicates that the region will not generate flare events over the next few days.

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Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Carolus J. Schrijver (LMSAL): Scientist
Marc L. DeRosa (LMSAL): Scientist
William Steigerwald (NASA/GSFC): Writer
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Data Used:
PFSS/Magnetic Field Lines also referred to as: PFSS
Model - NASA and ESA - 2001/03/15T00:00:09
This model generated from SOHO/MDI magnetograms through the SolarSoft package.
SOHO/Michelson Doppler Interferometer (MDI)/Magnetogram
NASA and ESA - 2001/03/07T15:59:01-2001/03/15T00:00:01
SOHO/Michelson Doppler Interferometer (MDI)/Continuum
NASA and ESA - 2001/03/06T23:59:31-2001/03/09T11:11:31
TRACE/Optical Telescope/171 Angstroms
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