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Testing Models of Near-Space Electrical Currents

Leah Crane, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Modeling Earth’s near-space environment and its electrical currents is challenging. A new study compares how four different models stack up against observations. High in Earth’s atmosphere, electrical currents called Birkeland currents flow along the planet’s magnetic.... more

Improving the prediction of geoelectric fields caused by magnetic storms

Editor’s Highlight—   The use of 3D induction models for the modeling of geoelectric field is a young field. Most current models still use 1D models but there is a need to compare with 3D models and begin to understand the differences and significance of 3D induction effects. This paper presents an.... more

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