Monitoring and Modeling Space Weather
How do we know what kind of "weather" we're having
in space? Scientists use a network of ground-based observatories combined
with satellite-based instruments to monitor solar activity, measure
fields, and detect many types of radiation. They also use complex computer
models to help predict the ebb and flow of space weather systems.
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Scientists use a broad array of techniques and instruments to make the measurements needed ...Read more
Observations by Earth-orbiting satellites and other spacecraft have revolutionized our understanding ...Read more
Some observations of space weather phenomena are made by spacecraft. Other observations are ...Read more
Scientists who study space weather make extensive use of computer models to make sense of complex ...Read more
Meteorologists measure quantities like wind speed, rainfall amounts, and temperature. They ...Read more
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Did you know that "megalith
" means "big rock", which is certainly a good description of Stonehenge
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Earth and Space Science Concept of the Day
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xChinook : A dry down-slope wind which occurs on the downwind side of a mountain range. It is a rain shadow wind which results from the subsequent (adiabatic) warming of air which has dropped most of its moisture on windward slopes.
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Global warming is a hot topic, and it's causing concern for scientists studying winter annuals in the Sonoran Desert. While desert winters have become warmer and drier over the years, climate changes have...Read more