October 21, 2021
Studying Space Weather to Help our Communitiesread summary
Space Weather describes the variations in the space environment between the sun and Earth. In particular Space Weather describes the phenomena that impact systems and technologies in orbit and on Earth. Space weather can occur anywhere from the surface of the sun to the surface of Earth.
November 19, 2020
Space Storms in the Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphereread summary
Part of the NCAR Explorer Series. Light from the aurora, high above the polar regions of the Earth, is a faint but spectacular manifestation of weather in space. It is generated in the upper atmosphere by electric currents coupling the magnetosphere to the ionosphere, driven by space storms from the Sun. In this Explorer Series talk, Dr. Stan Solomon delves into the physics and chemistry that controls the ionosphere, how the aurora is formed, and a new scientific partnership called the Center for Geospace Storms. Come and learn about the ionosphere and wonders of nature above in the sky.
January 21, 2020
Worlds Beyond Earthread summary
CGS simulations are featured in the "Worlds Beyond Earth" show at the Hayden planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in NYC. A GAMERA simulation of a geospace storm was visualized by AMNH scientific visualization experts, and the sequence shown here has been selected to screen in this year's Siggraph 2020 Electronic Theater. "Worlds Beyond Earth" tells the story of the surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that share our solar system and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible. Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, "Worlds Beyond Earth" takes viewers on a journey far beyond our own blue planet to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbors.