This book shows the state-of-the-art in Europe on a very new discipline, Space Weather. This discipline lies at the edge between science and industry. This book reflects such a position with theoretic papers and applicative papers as well. Each chapter starts with a short introduction, which shows the coherence of a given domain. Then, four to five contributions written by the best specialists in Europe give detailed hints of a hot topic in space weather.
About the Author
Myself, the editor of the book, I am the chair of the largest project on space weather, gathering 26 countries. I am a permanent researcher at CNRS – Laboratoire de Planétologie de Grenoble. I study space weather at Earth, but also at other planets (Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Titan). I published more than 50 scientific papers on these topics. This book is my tenth book. I published 9 books on space, space weather, and … philosophy in French. One of them on space weather has been translated and published in December 2005 by Springer (Space weather, environment and societies, Jean Lilensten et J. Bornarel).
Table of ContentsThe Solar Weather/Solar Activity Monitoring and Forecast.- Using CME Observations for Geomagnetic Storm Forecasting.- Solar Activity Monitoring.- Modeling of Solar Energetic Particles in Interplanetary Space.- Simulating CME Initiation and Evolution: State-of-the-art.- Signatures of the Ancient Sun Constraining the Early Emergence of Life on Earth.- The Sun’s Interaction with the Earth’s Thermosphere and Climate System.- Solar Variability and Climate.- Influence of Solar Activity Cycles on Earth’s Climate.- Unravelling Signs of Global Change in the Ionosphere.- Thermosphere Density Model Calibration.- Numerical Space Weather Prediction: Can Meteorologists Forecast the Way Ahead?.- Ionosphere/Positioning and Telecommunications.- Space Weather Influence on Satellite-based Navigation and Precise Positioning.- New improvements in HF Ionospheric Communication and Direction Finding Systems.- Short-Term fo F2 Forecast: Present Day State of Art.- Manifestation of Strong Geomagnetic Storms in the Ionosphere above Europe.- Effects of Scintillations in GNSS Operation.- Radiation Environment of the Earth–Spacecraft and Aircraft Environment.- Complementarity of Measurements and Models in Reproducing Earth’s Radiation Belt Dynamics.- Radiation Effects on Spacecraft and Countermeasures, Selected Cases.- Aircraft Crew Radiation Exposure in Aviation Altitudes During Quiet and Solar Storm Periods.- The Magnetic Environment – GIC and other Ground Effects.- Geomagnetic Indices in Solar-Terrestrial Physics and Space Weather.- The Value of Real-time Geomagnetic Reference Data to the Oil and Gas Industry.- Spatiotemporal Characteristics of the Ground Electromagnetic Field Fluctuations in the Auroral Region and Implications on the Predictability of Geomagnetically Induced Currents.- Finnish Experiences with Grid Effects of GIC’s.