Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Space Weather
Space Weather - news about the Sun- Earth environment

Essential Links

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
The official U.S. government bureau for real-time monitoring of solar and geophysical events, research in solar-terrestrial physics, and forecasting solar and geophysical disturbances.

Atmospheric Optics
The first place to look for information about sundogs, pillars, rainbows and related phenomena.

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
Realtime and archival images of the Sun from SOHO.

Daily Sunspot Summaries
From the NOAA Space Environment Center

Current Solar Images
from the National Solar Data Analysis Center

The Space Plasma Physics Group
The Space Plasma Physics Group at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL conducts experimental and theoretical research to support the engineering, scientific, and operational activities of the NASA Office of Space Flight and Office of Space Science.

Our principal objective is to develop an understanding of the physical processes that control the geospace plasma environment and its interaction with both natural and man-made bodies in space. Our unique emphases are on the plasma that originates in the ionosphere, and its heating in auroral light displays. The heating causes plasma to escape from Earth's gravity, producing a plasma fountain, which in turn has been found to supply plasma to the acceleration regions that generate disruptive space plasma storms. The basic physics of moving plasmas, and their interactions with bodies in space, provide the fundamental basis for our research.
(old link) MSFC's Space Plasma Physics

Nasa Conferences and Workshops
TIME: Tues., Dec. 11, 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST) MS Exhibit Hall B
The Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System is a data and modeling software system that seamlessly integrates data from satellite, aircraft and ground sensors, and weather/climate models with application models to quickly produce operational "nowcasts" and forecasts of ecological conditions. Presenters will discuss how automated data retrieval, pre-processing, integration and modeling steps enable the system to provide data on current and predicted ecosystem conditions.

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