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A Survey of Solar Radio Burst Statistics

Research Spotlight—

National solar radio archive records have substantial missing data potentially affecting the ability to benchmark extreme solar events.

Noting the threats from large radio bursts to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers and other radio technology systems, Giersch et al. [2017] have undertaken a comprehensive survey of the solar radio data archives of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The burst archives, which are used by most researchers in analyzing and producing statistics on solar radio burst phenomena, were created from records submitted by the United States Air Force Radio Solar Telescope Network (RSTN). RSTN operates at eight frequencies between 245 MHz and 15400 MHz at four sites globally....more

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