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The Threat of Space Weather

  • Joseph N. Pelton
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Abstract

Solar energetic particles (SEPs) and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) pose a significant threat to in-orbit satellites as well as to Earth’s infrastructure in terms of extensive damage that could be caused to the modern electronic grid, computer processes, telecommunications networks, all types of electronic devices (even pipelines) and essentially everything that can conduct electricity.

Keywords

Solar Wind Coronal Mass Ejection Space Weather Solar Energetic Particle Solar Storm 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Joseph N. Pelton 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ArlingtonUSA

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