Space Weather is transforming our world. This workbook is designed to support a greater understanding of how the delivery of solar, cosmic and intergalactic energy impacts our modern technological world and the principles that dictate the process of transformation during this time of evolutionary change. The main focus is space weather generated by the Sun and the releases of vast amounts of energy in the form of electromagnetic and particulate radiation, that has a tremendous influence on the near Earth space environment. Yet, there are also blasts coming from deep space, an orchestration of cosmic energy, which must be considered for a complete picture. As space weather has been intensifying for the last few decades, Russian scientists state that the transmitting properties of space have changed within our solar system. Consequently, this has serious consequences as Earth continues to receive bombardments of energy that can damage or destroy satellite, navigation, communication and power distribution systems, hence there is a new focus on understanding and mitigating societal and technological impacts.
This space weather workbook is aimed at those who are technically minded but the material is presented at a pre-graduate level.
Each section contains a list of key concepts that defines the underlying physical principles, and lists 'must watch' movies and essential background reading, alongside references.
Definitions of important terms are given throughout the text, but a glossary is provided of regular terms.
The workbook has a revision section to help review and test learner comprehension.
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Susan Joy Rennison, February 2014