Tag Archives: Space weather

Climate Craziness of the Week: The Weather Channel on crack

No, really, they must have been on crack when they came up with this one. I have no other explanation that works. First a primer. What is “Space Weather”?  Wikipedia (agreed not the best source but humor me, at least … Continue reading

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X-Class solar flare blasts CME directly at Earth

Large sunspot Group AR1520, seen below just right of center, was pointed directly at Earth when the flare occurred. The GOES Xray Flux spike hit X 1.4, just barely an X-class: 

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White House gets serious about space weather

From EOS,  Vol. 93, No. 25, 19 June 2012 White House and Agencies Focus on Space Weather Concerns “Space weather is a serious matter that can affect human economies around the world,” Tamara Dickinson, a senior policy analyst with the … Continue reading

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Geomagnetic solar storm in progress

Spaceweather.com reports: A strong-to-severe geomagnetic storm is in progress following the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) at approximately 12:15 UT on Sept. 26th.

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Largest space weather storm in at least four years

More solar images at the WUWT Solar Reference Page From the: University of Colorado at Boulder Space weather disrupts communications, threatens other technologies A powerful solar flare has ushered in the largest space weather storm in at least four years … Continue reading

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First Large-Scale, Physics-Based Space Weather Model Transitions Into Operation

Provides forecasters with one-to-four-day advance warning of ‘solar storms’ A coronal mass ejection (CME) in a model; the CME is the gray cloud toward the lower right. Credit and Larger Version From NSF: The first large-scale, physics-based space weather prediction … Continue reading

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