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space weather

[′spās ‚weth·ər]
(geophysics)
The conditions on the sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems and endanger human life or health.
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The modeling helps scientists deduce important pieces of information for space weather forecasting in this case, for the first time, the density of the plasma around the shock, in addition to the speed and strength of the energized particles.
Hysell (Cornell University), "Solar radar," presented at the 14th Conference on Space Weather, January 22-26, 2017, Seattle, Washington.
This contract from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) involves NextGen, teamed with the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH), solving the most distant and extreme forecasting imaginable: space weather.
Although invisible to the naked eye, space weather can have serious, detrimental effects on modern technological infrastructure, including telecommunications, navigation and electrical power systems.
Solar winds are known for powering dangerous space weather events near Earth, which, in turn, endanger space assets.
ASTRONAUTS could one day tune in to the morning's space weather report to see whether they should take that trip to Mars, thanks to research led by Northumbria University.
He added: "DSCOVR's observations of Earth, as well as its early warnings of space weather events caused by the sun, will help every person to monitor the ever-changing Earth.
To see how this event affected Earth, visit NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center at http://spaceweather.
Their research, published today in Nature Communications, provides new insights into the massive eruptions on the Sun's surface responsible for space weather.
His portfolio also will include agency-wide direction for satellites, space weather, water, and ocean observations and forecasts to best serve American communities and businesses.
Two blasts of magnetic plasma left the sun on Sunday, combined and arrived on Earth about 15 hours earlier and much stronger than expected, said Thomas Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction Center.
Magnetic reconnection is one of the most important drivers of space weather events," said Jeff Newmark, interim director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.