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Paper: An Investigation of Solar Magnetic Indices for Space Weather Forecasting
Volume: 416, Solar-Stellar Dynamos as Revealed by Helio- and Asteroseismology: GONG 2008/SOHO 21
Page: 537
Authors: Brockman, A.; Giersch, O.; Kennewell, J.
Abstract: The ready and prompt availability of high cadence GONG magnetograms provides a unique opportunity for space weather services. Using these longitudinal magnetograms we have investigated the utility of several full disk solar magnetic indices for the purpose of space weather forecasting. A magnetic gradient index, an inversion gradient index and total magnetic flux have been compared to solar flare production. We report on their usefulness in predicting total flare rates.
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