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The Sun/Earth System and Space WeatherSolar variability and solar activity are now seen as significant drivers with respect to the Earth and human technology systems. Observations over the last 10 years have significantly advanced our understanding of causes and effects in the Sun/Earth system. On a practical level the interactions between the Sun and Earth dictate how we build our systems in space (communications satellites, GPS, etc), and some of our ground systems (power grids). This talk will be about the Sun/Earth system: how it changes with time, its magnetic interactions, flares, the solar wind, and how the Sun effects human systems. Data will be presented from some current spacecraft which show, for example, how we are able to currently give warnings to the scientific community, the Government and industry about space storms and how this data has improved our physical understanding of processes on the Sun and in the magnetosphere. The scientific advances provided by our current spacecraft has led to a new program in NASA to develop a 'Space Weather' system called 'Living With a Star'. The current plan for the 'Living With a Star' program will also be presented.
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Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Poland, Arthur I.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Fox, Nicola
(Johns Hopkins Univ. Laurel, MD, United States)
Lucid, Shannon
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Solar Physics
Meeting Information
E/PO for LWS/Live from Aurora(Aurora, AK)
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