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Impact of Space Weather on the Satellite Industry

Editor’s Highlight—   Today’s society is ever more dependent on satellites but space weather can cause malfunctions or total breakdowns. This paper offers a bridge between the heavy science aspects of space weather and sometimes ephemeral societal impacts studies. It could be useful for both technological.... more

Ground Surveys Reveal Space Weather Risk to Spain's Power Grid

Mark Zastrow, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— A survey of bedrock conductivity across Spain improves predictions of how vulnerable the nation's power grid is to solar storms. When you think of regions that are vulnerable to solar storms, the first places that probably come to mind are at high latitudes, like.... more

New technique can improve particle warnings that protect astronauts

Blog—Our constantly-changing sun sometimes erupts with bursts of light, solar material, or ultra-fast energized particles — collectively, these events contribute to space weather. In a study published recently in Space Weather, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, scientists from NASA and the.... more

When Lower-Atmosphere Waves Invade the Upper Atmosphere

Leah Crane, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights—A review of the literature shows that weather nearer the Earth's surface could produce up to 35% of the ionosphere's variability.  Earth’s upper atmosphere is highly variable: It changes over a broad range of physical scales and timescales because of an even broader.... more

New research on the ionosphere, our interface to space

Press conference from AGU Fall Meeting 2016 by Bob Robinson, Delores Knipp, and Scott England— Where Earth's atmosphere ends and space begins is not clear-cut. We are, in fact, surrounded by a swath that is a bit of both. This area, the ionosphere, is where radio waves and satellite signals, like GPS,.... more

Rapid prediction of electric fields associated with geomagnetically induced currents in the presence of three-dimensional ground structure: Projection of remote magnetic observatory data through magnetotelluric impedance tensors

Editors’ Highlight—This paper has the potential to drive a major improvement in how we estimate geo-electric fields produced by space weather and hence the geomagnetically induced currents that can disturb smooth operations of power grids, rail systems and pipelines. It does this by demonstrating a.... more