Space Weather: Physics and Effects / Edition 1

Space Weather: Physics and Effects / Edition 1

by Volker Bothmer, Ioannis A. Daglis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540239073

ISBN-13: 9783540239079

Pub. Date: 11/14/2006

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book is a state-of-the-art review on the physics of space weather and on space weather impacts on human technology, including manned spaceflight. With contributions from a team of international experts, this comprehensive work covers all aspects of space weather physical processes, and all known aspects of space hazards from humans, both in space and on Earth.

Overview

This book is a state-of-the-art review on the physics of space weather and on space weather impacts on human technology, including manned spaceflight. With contributions from a team of international experts, this comprehensive work covers all aspects of space weather physical processes, and all known aspects of space hazards from humans, both in space and on Earth.

Space Weather - Physics and Effects


  • provides the first comprehensive, scientific background of space storms caused by the sun and its impact on geospace

  • focuses on weather issues that have become vital for the development of nationwide technological infrastructures

  • explains magnetic storms on Earth, including the effects of EUV radiation on the atmosphere

  • is an invaluable aid in establishing real-time weather forecasts

  • details the threat that solar effects might have on modern telecommunication systems, including national power grid systems, aircraft and manned spaceflight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540239079
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction,- 2. Space Weather Forecasting Historically Viewed through the Lens of Meterology,- 3. The Solar and Interplanetary Drivers of Space and Storms,- 4. The Coupling of the Solar Wind to the Earth's Magnetosphere,- 5. Major Radiation Environments in the Heliosphere and their Implications for Interplanetary Travel,- 6. Radiation Belts and Ring Currents,- 7. Ionospheric Response,- 8. Solar Effects in the Middle and Lower Stratosphere and Probable Associations with the Troposphere,- 9. Space Weather Effects on Communications,- 10. Space Weather Effects on Power Grids,- 11. Space Weather Impacts on Space Radiation,- 12. Effects on Spacecraft Hardware and Operations,- 13. Effects on Satellite Navigation,- 14. Forecasting Space Weather,-15. Outlook.

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