Geomagnetic Storm of March 8, 2012
Entry ID: MAR0812_CME

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Summary
Abstract: The sun erupted with one of the largest solar flares of this solar cycle on March 6, 2012 at 7PM EST. This flare was categorized as an X5.4, making it the second largest flare -- after an X6.9 on August 9, 2011 -- since the sun???s activity segued into a period of relatively low activity called solar minimum in early 2007. The current increase in the number of X-class flares is part of the sun???s ... View entire text
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Description: Visualization of CME

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jie Zhang and Oscar Olmedo
Dataset Title: Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) of 2012/03
Dataset Publisher: George Mason University
Online Resource: http://spaceweather.gmu.edu/seeds/mkmovie_ql.php?cme=20120308.01383...
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Data Center
Department of Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.physics.gmu.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY SPACE WEATHER LAB FACULTY
Phone: (703) 993-1002
Fax: (703) 993-4622
Email: swl-faculty-list at turtle.gmu.edu
Contact Address:
4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
City: Fairfax
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22030
Country: United States
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (703) 993-2400
Email: oolmedo at gmu.edu
Contact Address:
4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
City: Fairfax
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22030
Country: United States
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Publications/References
Fox, K. (2012), Geomagnetic Storm Strength Increases, NASA, online, http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News030712-X5-4.html
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-10
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