K-Index monitor

K-Index monitor

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The K-index quantifies disturbances in the horizontal component of earth's magnetic field with an integer in the range 0-9 with 1 being calm and 5 or more indicating a geomagnetic storm.

The Estimated 3-hour Planetary Kp-index is derived at the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center using data from the following ground-based magnetometers: Sitka, Alaska; Meanook, Canada; Ottawa, Canada; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Hartland, UK; Wingst, Germany; Niemegk, Germany; and Canberra, Australia. These data are made available thanks to the cooperative efforts between SWPC and data providers around the world, which currently includes the U.S. Geological Survey, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), the British Geological Survey, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), and Geoscience Australia. Important magnetometer observations are also contributed by the Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris and the Korean Space Weather Center.

K-Index monitor will check the value every 1/2 hour and show the K-index in the devices notification bar.

0, 1, 2 and 3 are shown in green and okay.
4 is yellow and maybe still okay.
5 and above are red, and not advisable to use a GPS device as GPS satellites might be affected!

Recently changed in this version

Changed font to default Droid Sans
Removed vibrate when K-index was 5 or more!


Comments and ratings for K-Index monitor
  • (77 stars)

    by Simon Newton on 13/04/2014

    Great little app for any drone / UAV pilots with GPS enabled aircraft.

  • (77 stars)

    by Nick Boots on 08/04/2014

    Love it, can see whether it is safe to use GPS Assist on my RC model by simply taking a peek at the message center of my phone. :)

  • (77 stars)

    by Guest Localhost on 07/04/2014

    Nice tool. Working great on my HTC ONE.