Introduction to Space Weather

@article{Baker2004IntroductionTS,
  title={Introduction to Space Weather},
  author={D. Baker},
  journal={Lecture Notes in Physics},
  year={2004},
  volume={656},
  pages={3}
}
  • D. Baker
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • Lecture Notes in Physics
Adverse space weather is one of the principal threats to modern human technology. Solar coronal mass ejections, large solar flares, and high-speed solar wind streams often lead to sequences of damaging disturbances within the Earth’s magnetosphere, in the atmosphere, and even on the Earth’s surface. Powerful and long-lasting geomagnetic storms can develop following solar disturbances and enhancements of the highly relativistic electron populations throughout the outer terrestrial radiation zone… Expand
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