--- In email@example.com
, "Mike Doran"
> 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.