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What does Kp stand for?


Mark Harnett

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Simple because Kp isn’t an abbreviation. It is part of the K-index. The p stands for global. The K-index is a logarithmic scale from 0 to 9 and indicates the geomagnetic activity for a given location. Every location can have it’s local K-indices but the Kp index is the global indicator of geomagnetic activity. 

You can learn everything about the Kp index and G-scale in our help section.

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22 hours ago, Vancanneyt Sander said:

Simple because Kp isn’t an abbreviation. It is part of the K-index. The p stands for global.

Well, actually, I believe it more literally stands for “p”lanetary.  P=)

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