Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

With solar max around the corner, workshop looks at preventing space weather interference



Natural phenomena taking place on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere can affect a variety of modern technological systems. Collectively termed “space weather,” these phenomena produce effects ranging from spacecraft charging and radiation damage to geomagnetically induced currents in terrestrial power grids. A subset of space weather phenomena, either generated in direct response to solar disturbances or due to ongoing atmospheric dynamics (ultimately solar driven, as well), takes place in the ionosphere.