New Server

As of November 19, 2015 this site is running on a new optimized WordPress server. This should allow quicker loading of pages, better protection from hacking, automatic updating of WordPress and all of the plug-ins, and daily backups.

WordPress added media management to the program a couple of years ago where all media uploads are handled within WordPress. This site was built long before that feature became available so the media (Audio, Photos and PDF files) were uploaded manually into separate directories. Unfortunately that wasn’t compatible with the system on the new server, so I had to manually re-upload all the media into the WordPress media management system and re-link all of the files.

All the PDF files from the Lowdown archive are tested and working and I think I got all of the photos, but if you find a picture or other media that isn’t loading, send me an email and I will fix it.

NASA MMS Mission

NASA plans to launch the Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission in mid-March. The mission will study magnetic reconnection with four identical spacecraft that will orbit around Earth, passing through the solar windward side of the planet and the geotail making measurements never before possible.

NOAA Space Weather Sites Updated

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 NOAA launched their new Space Weather Prediction Site. This is a gateway site to all of the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Products and really gives an excellent view of current space weather conditions on the homepage.

Because of this many links on the Natural Radio Lab site were broken. I think I’ve fixed all of the links on the site, but if you find any that aren’t working please let me know. I’ll also be linking to any new NOAA products that might be useful over the next few days.

The POES site is no longer functional, but has been replaced by and Auroral Forecast page which is available in the left menu bar under “Real-Time Data.”

I also deleted the link to the former HAARP site as it was discontinued when the project lost funding.