The Sun and Space Weather ( Astrophysics And Space Science Library Series: Volume 277)

The Sun and Space Weather ( Astrophysics And Space Science Library Series: Volume 277)

by Arnold Hanslmeier, A. Hanslmeier
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402006845

ISBN-13: 9781402006845

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

The notion of weather in space may be foreign to many people, but Hanslmeier (geophysics, astrophysics, and meteorology, U. of Graz, Austria) explains it as the time-variable conditions in the space environment that may affect space-borne or ground-based technological systems, and in some cases even endanger human health or life. The main cause of space weather, he

Overview

The notion of weather in space may be foreign to many people, but Hanslmeier (geophysics, astrophysics, and meteorology, U. of Graz, Austria) explains it as the time-variable conditions in the space environment that may affect space-borne or ground-based technological systems, and in some cases even endanger human health or life. The main cause of space weather, he says, is the sun and the continuous steam of particles it emits, known as the solar wind. He identifies other sources as micrometeorites and other space debris. As there are more space vehicles, and more sensitive ground technologies, he warns that predicting space weather and preparing for it will become increasingly important. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402006845
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series: Volume 277, #277
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.66(d)

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