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New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms - Science Daily

Thu, 2017-01-26 21:10

Science Daily

New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms
Science Daily
A team led by Tamas Gombosi at the University of Michigan's Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering developed the model as part of its Space Weather Modeling Framework, which is also hosted at the CCMC. All of the CCMC's space ...

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NASA reveals new prediction system for giant 'doomsday' solar storms that could cost America $41 billion a day - Daily Mail

Thu, 2017-01-26 18:33

Daily Mail

NASA reveals new prediction system for giant 'doomsday' solar storms that could cost America $41 billion a day
Daily Mail
Last year, the government published a report outlining what needs to be done to prepare for 'space weather' including solar flares and CMES. Solar flares and coronal mass ejections both involve gigantic explosions of energy, but while flares can last ...

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New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms - EurekAlert (press release)

Thu, 2017-01-26 17:02

EurekAlert (press release)

New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms
EurekAlert (press release)
A team led by Tamas Gombosi at the University of Michigan's Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering developed the model as part of its Space Weather Modeling Framework, which is also hosted at the CCMC. All of the CCMC's space ...

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New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms - Phys.Org

Thu, 2017-01-26 16:54

Phys.Org

New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms
Phys.Org
The dynamic space environment that surrounds Earth - the space our astronauts and spacecraft travel through - can be rattled by huge solar eruptions from the sun, which spew giant clouds of magnetic energy and plasma, a hot gas of electrically charged ...

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Extreme Space Weather-Induced Electricity Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily - Los Alamos Daily Post

Thu, 2017-01-26 16:05

Extreme Space Weather-Induced Electricity Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily
Los Alamos Daily Post
“On average the direct economic cost incurred from disruption to electricity represents only 49 percent of the total potential macroeconomic cost,” says the paper published in Space Weather, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. The paper was ...

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Space Weather on TX Factor Show - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Thu, 2017-01-26 10:10

Space Weather on TX Factor Show
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Enjoy part two of our informative series on HF and VHF propagation. Steve Nichols G0KYA concludes with his explanation on how space weather affects our ability to communicate on the HF bands. Bob parts with some cash at Hamfest and Mike chats to Phil ...

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Sen. Wicker, Senate Committee Approves Bipartisan Space Weather Prediction Legislation - Yall Politics

Wed, 2017-01-25 13:54

Sen. Wicker, Senate Committee Approves Bipartisan Space Weather Prediction Legislation
Yall Politics
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today unanimously approved the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act, bipartisan legislation introduced earlier this month by U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, ...

Space weather efforts find stability despite presidential transition - SpaceNews

Tue, 2017-01-24 23:32

SpaceNews

Space weather efforts find stability despite presidential transition
SpaceNews
SEATTLE — As a Senate committee approved a new version of a space weather research bill Jan. 24, officials at government agencies said they have seen little sign of changes to ongoing efforts in this field despite the transition in administrations.

Budget issues could delay space weather mission - SpaceNews

Tue, 2017-01-24 14:55

SpaceNews

Budget issues could delay space weather mission
SpaceNews
That could pose a problem for the Space Weather Follow On program, a NOAA effort to develop two next-generation satellites to monitor space weather and provide warnings of geomagnetic storms. NOAA requested $2.5 million for the program to continue ...

NOAA satellite returns first high resolution weather images of Earth - The Space Reporter

Tue, 2017-01-24 05:12

The Space Reporter

NOAA satellite returns first high resolution weather images of Earth
The Space Reporter
“These images come from the most sophisticated technology ever flown in space to predict severe weather on Earth. The fantastically rich images provide us with our first glimpse of the impact GOES-16 will have on developing life-saving forecasts.”.
New high-resolution weather images from space will blow your mindAOL News
Satellite's 1st Views of Earth (and Moon) Are Jaw-DroppingSpace.com
First amazing photos of Earth and its weather beamed back by NOAA's most advanced satelliteZME Science
Spaceflight Now -WKBW-TV -Charleston Post Courier -NOAA
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New satellites, new administration key topics of AMS meeting ... - SpaceNews

Mon, 2017-01-23 05:53

SpaceNews

New satellites, new administration key topics of AMS meeting ...
SpaceNews
A meeting this week features enthusiasm about a new generation of weather satellites tempered by uncertainty about key programs in the Trump administration.
What's Happening in Space Policy January 22-27, 2017 - UPDATESpacePolicyOnline.com

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Europe's space agency plans to launch a space-weather satellite - Engadget

Sun, 2017-01-22 19:59

Engadget

Europe's space agency plans to launch a space-weather satellite
Engadget
A few years from now, we might have the power to make more accurate space weather forecasts thanks to an ESA satellite. The European Space Agency plans to launch a solar-monitoring space weather probe in 2023 to keep an eye out for Coronal Mass ...
Esa's space weather probe will warn us if devastating solar storms are heading for EarthWired.co.uk
European Space Agency's Plans for Space-Weather SatelliteSatNews Publishers

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Space weather forecasters remain vigilant in 2017 for potentially crippling solar storms - Washington Post

Thu, 2017-01-19 18:42

Washington Post

Space weather forecasters remain vigilant in 2017 for potentially crippling solar storms
Washington Post
As ridiculous as it sounds, the fiery, roiling sun was “tame” in 2016. It spewed very few solar storms and had minimal impact on our electrical, digital life on Earth. Our star is in a declining phase of activity — it sounds good on paper, but ...

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Extreme space weather to cause £32.5BILLION blackout across Earth, experts warn - Coventry Telegraph

Thu, 2017-01-19 12:23

Coventry Telegraph

Extreme space weather to cause £32.5BILLION blackout across Earth, experts warn
Coventry Telegraph
The devastating events could cost the US alone more than £32.5billion ($40billion) in a single day. Coronal Mass Ejections in space are set to affect power networks on Earth. And this could trigger billions of tonnes of hot gas being thrown out of the sun.

How Space Could Trigger a Future Economic Crisis - Bloomberg

Thu, 2017-01-19 11:31

Bloomberg

How Space Could Trigger a Future Economic Crisis
Bloomberg
A report published in the journal Space Weather this week makes for sobering reading. In four scenarios envisaging the economic impact of a solar storm, the mildest triggers a daily loss to the U.S. economy of $6.2 billion, or 15 percent of daily ...

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Solar Storm Blackout Could Cost the US $42 Billion Per Day - Seeker

Wed, 2017-01-18 21:32

Seeker

Solar Storm Blackout Could Cost the US $42 Billion Per Day
Seeker
Space weather, on the other hand, may seem a fairly abstract concept for us planet dwellers. We live under a thick, protective atmosphere that is shielded by a powerful magnetic shield, called the magnetosphere — solar radiation isn't a daily concern ...

Space-Weather Forecast to Improve with European Satellite - Scientific American

Wed, 2017-01-18 16:46

Scientific American

Space-Weather Forecast to Improve with European Satellite
Scientific American
Excitement is building over European plans to launch a new space-weather satellite that would drastically improve forecasts of how solar storms will affect Earth. The European Space Agency (ESA) hopes to send the probe to a gravitationally stable point ...

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Extreme space weather-induced blackouts could cost US more than $40 billion daily - Phys.Org

Wed, 2017-01-18 16:40

Extreme space weather-induced blackouts could cost US more than $40 billion daily
Phys.Org
Extreme space weather events occur often, but only sometimes affecting Earth. The best-known geomagnetic storm affected Quebec in 1989, sparking the electrical collapse of the Hydro-Quebec power grid and causing a widespread blackout for about nine ...

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