Sun-Earth interaction is manifested in solar radiation interacting with Earth's upper atmosphere, and solar wind which interacts with the Earth's magnetic field and Earth's plasma environment. Sun-Earth interaction leads to space weather. It includes studies of the sun, the solar atmosphere, the solar wind, the geospace environment, and the upper atmosphere. A spectacular example of Sun-Earth interaction is the aurora.
What makes aurora?
Offers commercial space weather forecasting services and products; real-time predictions of solar wind effects. Includes example forecast of the interplanetary magnetic field. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
Auroral forecasts, educational material on aurora and related science, plus areas for other geophysics disciplines (earthquakes, volcanoes, climate, weather, glaciers, and tectonics).
Extensive list of terms used in Solar-Terrestrial physics.
NASA program that studies Sun-Earth interaction with links to an educational component of the program and includes detailed information on a number of satellites and data.
Educational site with links, articles, pictures, and movies.
Image gallery of aurora, sun, sun-earth connection related material, movies, images from space.
Brief description of the magnetosphere, news on magnetospheric research.
Provides information on radio signals generated within the Earth's magnetosphere by lightning, geomagnetic storms and other natural phenomenon. Includes audio clips.
Offers experiment descriptions and data from a range of solar physics space instruments operated by the U.S. Navy.
NASA's 20 year plan setting priorities for Sun-Earth Connection research.
NASA mission to advance the understanding of the three-dimensional structure of the sun's corona.
A Grand Minima is a period lasting several decades when the sun is magnetically quiet producing very few sunspots. In the past these periods corresponded to Little Ice Ages. This paper by James A. Marusek1 provides an analysis of this threat.
Provides NASA documents developing strategy for study of solar terrestrial connections.
Paper by James A. Marusek discusses and analyzes the various threats created by great solar storms.
Software and space weather services, self study classes, aurora reports, aurora/space weather discussion forum.
Description of solar physics and space weather research from Universidad de Barcelona, Spain.
Has available data from the Sun and near-Earth environment. Products and services include databases, images, posters, CD-ROMs and custom products.
Access to the latest space weather data and space weather prediction.
Public outreach, education, and teaching on space physics topics. Includes classroom activities and study guides.
Current conditions of solar and auroral activity.
Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment.
Software and data products for real time displays and solar indices.
Lists the group members and research activities of the group with links to more information.
Introduction to solar events, solar wind, and what it means for Earth.
Offers an overview of the effects of Sun interacting with different human activities.
Web based study course at Wilkes University.
Resources for the SEC, from the research projects to the educational to the playful.
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