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2480Re: Wind < 500: Jim Hughes theory

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  • David
    Aug 4, 2005
      --- In methanehydrateclub@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Doran"
      <narodaleahcim@a...> wrote:
      > David,
      > Here is a conversation that I had with him that really is a
      > conversation that we've been perculating here for years.
      > Jim Hughes wrote:
      > "The size of the eruption...magnetic field...location etc. play a
      > much bigger role then the flares x-ray size. Even a smaller class C-
      > flare can bombard the earth with more particles than then the bigger
      > ones sometimes. "

      He's got it right. X-ray flux is only part of the picture. A
      long-duration C-class flare can pack a bigger CME wallop than a
      short-duration M or even X flare.
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