Space Weather

Overview

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of our current observational knowledge, theoretical understanding, and numerical capability with regard to the phenomena known as space weather. Space weather refers to 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 ...

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Overview

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of our current observational knowledge, theoretical understanding, and numerical capability with regard to the phenomena known as space weather. Space weather refers to 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 can endanger human life or health. The rapid advance in these technologies has provided us with unprecedented capability and convenience, and we have come to rely on them more and more. Technology has reduced society's risk to many kinds of natural disasters, but through its own vulnerability, it has actually increased society's risk to space weather. Adverse conditions in the space environment can cause disruption of satellite operations, communications, navigation, and electric power distribution grids, leading to a variety of socioeconomic losses.

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Space weather is considered to be conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere that can influence the reliability and performance of space-borne or ground- based technological systems. Song (environmental earth and atmospheric sciences, U. of Massachusetts), Singer (Space Environment Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), and Siscoe (Center for Space Physics, Boston U.) present 50 articles on current understanding and advances in the description and prediction of space weather. Nine of the articles, accessible to non-specialists, touch upon broad issues of space weather in the area of technology, science, industry, and commerce. The remaining articles are geared more towards the scientific community and address the sun and its influence on space weather, specification and prediction of the magnetosphere, and specification and prediction of the ionosphere and thermosphere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875909844
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/9/2001
  • Series: Geophysical Monograph Series , #125
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Paul Song, Howard J. Singer, and George L. Siscoe ix

SECTION I: Introduction

The U. S. National Space Weather Program: A Retrospective
R. M. Robinson and R. A. Behnke 1

Space Weather Effects on Technologies
Louis J. Lanzerotti 11

Space Weather Forecasting: A Grand Challenge
H. J. Singer, G. R. Heckman, and J. W. Hirman 23

Space Weather: Lessons from the Meteorologists
Robert R McCoy 31

What We Must Know About Solar Particle Events to Reduce the Risk to Astronauts
Ron Turner 39

Living With a Star
George L. Withbroe 45

Space Weather: European Space Agency Perspectives
E. J. Daly and A. Hilgers 53

Space Weather: Japanese Perspectives
Y. Kamide 59

Space Weather: Russian Perspectives
M. Panasyuk 65

SECTION II: Origin of Space Weather: The Sun and Its Influence

Solar Wind and Interplanetary Magnetic Field: A Tutorial
C. T. Russell 73

Space Weather and the Changing Sun
E. N. Parker 91

SEPs: Space Weather Hazard in Interplanetary Space
Donald V. Reames 101

Origin and Properties of Solar Energetic Particles in Space
5. W. Kahler 109

The Solar Sources of Geoeffective Structures
D. F. Webb, N. U. Crooker, S. P. Plunkett, and O. C. St. Cyr 123

Theory of Coronal Mass Ejections
James A. Klimchuk 143

MHD Modeling of the Solar Corona and Inner Heliosphere: Comparison With Observations
Pete Riley, Jon Linker, Zoran Mikic, and Roberto Lionello 159

From Sun to Earth: Multiscale MHD Simulations of Space Weather
Jamas I. Gombosi, Darren L. DeZeeuw, Clinton P. T. Groth, Kenneth G. Powell, C. Robert Clauer, and Paul Song 1 69

Visualizing CMEs and Predicting Geomagnetic Storms from Solar Magnetic Fields
Yan Li, Janet G. Luhmann, J. Todd. Hoeksema, Xuepu Zhao, and C. NickArge 177

Prediction of Southward IMF Bz
J. K. Chao and H. H. Chen 1 83

Specifying Geomagnetic Cutoffs for Solar Energetic Particles
John W. Freeman and Seth Orloff 191

Status of Cycle 23 Forecasts
David H. Hathaway, Robert M. Wilson, and Edwin J. Reichmann 195

Solar Activity Predicted with Artificial Intelligence
Henrik Lundstedt 201

The STEREO Space Weather Broadcast
O. C. St. Cyr and J. M. Davila 205

SECTION III: Specification and Prediction of the Magnetosphere

70 Years of Magnetospheric Modeling
G. L. Siscoe 211

MHD Simulation of Magnetospheric Transport at the Mesoscale
W. W. White, J. A. Schoendorf, K. D. Siebert, N. C. Maynard, D. R. Weimer, G. L Wilson, B. U. O. Sonnerup, G. L. Siscoe, and G. M. Erickson 229

Modeling Extreme Compression of the Magnetosphere: Results From a Global MHD
Simulation of the May 4, 1998 Event
J. Berchem, M. El-Alaoui, and M. Ashour-Abdalla 241

Model Predictions of Magnetosheath Conditions
P. Song 249

Nowcasting and Forecasting the Magnetopause and Bow Shock Locations
Based on Empirical Models and Real-Time Solar Wind Data
S. M. Petrinec 257

Modeling Inner Magnetospheric Electrodynamics
F. R. Toffoletto, R. W. Spiro, R. A. Wolf, J. Birn, and M. Hesse 265

Empirical Magnetic Field Models for the Space Weather Program
N. A. Tsyganenko 273

Dynamic Radiation Belt Modeling at Air Force Research Laboratory
J. M. Albert, D. H. Brautigam, R. V Hilmer, and G. P. Ginet 281

Radiation Belt Electron Acceleration by ULF Wave Drift Resonance:
Simulation of 1997 and 1998 Storms
Mary K. Hudson, Scot R. Elkington, John G. Lyon, M. \A/iltberger, and Marc Lessard 289

Modeling the Transport of Energetic Particles in the Magnetosphere with Salammbo
D. Boscher and S. Bourdarie 297

The Search for Predictable Features of Relativistic Electron Events:
Results from the GEM Storms Campaign
G. D. Reeves, K. L. McAdams, R. H. \A/. Friedel, and J. E. Cayton 305

Forecasting Kilovolt Electrons
R. A. Wolf, R. W. Spiro, T. W. Garner, and E R. Toffoletto 313

Specification of Energetic Magnetospheric Electrons
D. E Moorer and D. N. Baker 321

Predicting Geomagnetic Storms as a Space Weather Project
Syun-lchiAkasofu 329

Predicting Geomagnetic Activity: The Ds^ Index
Robert L. McPherron and Paul O'Brien 339

Space Weather Effects on Power Systems
D. H. Boteler 347

Advanced Geomagnetic Storm Forecasting for the Electric Power Industry
John Kappenman 353

SECTION IV: Specification and Prediction of the Ionosphere and Thermosphere

Ionospheric Climatology and Weather Disturbances: A Tutorial
R. W. Schunk 359

On Forecasting Thermospheric and Ionospheric Disturbances in Space Weather Events
R. G. Roble 369

Geomagnetic Storm Simulation With a Coupled Magnetosphere-lonosphere-Thermosphere Model
Joachim Raeder, Yongli Wang, and Timothy J. Fuller-Rowell 377

Forecasting Ionospheric Electric Fields: An Interplanetary Coupling Perspective
Nelson C. Maynard and William J. Burke 385

Capturing the Storm-Time F-Region Ionospheric Response in an Empirical Model
T J. Fuller-Rowell, M. V. Codrescu, and E. A. Araujo-Pradere 393

Ionospheric Response for the Sept. 24-25, 1998 Magnetic Cloud Event
R. M. Winglee, D. Chua, M. Brittnacher, and G. K. Parks 403

FAST Observations of Ion Outflow with Magnetic Storms
J. P. McFadden, Y. K. Tung, C. W. Carlson, R. J. Strangeway, E. Moebius, and L M. Kistler 413

Specification and Forecasting of Outages on Satellite Communication and Navigation Systems
S. Basu and K. M. Groves 423

New Systems for Space Based Monitoring of Ionospheric Irregularities and Radio Wave Scintillations
P. A. Bernhardt, J. D. Huba, C. A. Selcher, K. F. Dymond, G. R. Carruthers, G. Bust, C. Rocken, and T L Beach 431

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