The trouble ‘measuring’ geomagnetic events

The Richter scale describes the strength of earthquakes, and enough quakes have occurred across the spectrum of strengths for it to be well calibrated. On the Kp index scale, however, more occurrences of stronger and weaker flares are necessary for us to really know where each one sits on the scale.

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The trouble 'measuring' geomagnetic events

The Richter scale describes the strength of earthquakes, and enough quakes have occurred across the spectrum of strengths for it to be well calibrated. On the Kp index scale, however, more occurrences of stronger and weaker flares are necessary for us to really know where each one sits on the scale.

Continue Reading →