Whitepaper #428 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; basic research. Additional topics: space weather research/operations/research loop; space weather research/applications/operations pipeline; […]
We discuss the results of the long-term monitoring of solar radio fluxes and the importance of maintaining this record. The long history informs our understanding of the solar activity cycle and the physics of the solar atmosphere, and is increasingly important for understanding the context and likely impact of stellar activity on exoplanets.