archive: Re: SETI FW: [ASTRO] USGS Reports Geomagnetic Storm In Progress

Re: SETI FW: [ASTRO] USGS Reports Geomagnetic Storm In Progress

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 14:51:36 -0400

At 09:15 AM 8/28/98 -0400, Larry Klaes wrote:
>What effects from this space storm are Argus folks finding in
>their surveys? How do you compensate for any interference?

Geomagnetic storms are a broadband phenomenon, and SETI looks for
narrow-band signals. Except from raising the background (broadband) noise
level, thus diminishing the sensitivity of our receivers, such events
should have no impact on our operation.

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