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.
April 08, 2023
Center for Geospace Storms (CGS) Scientist, Dr. Robert Albarran, presents to 6th grade students on effects of Space Weather at the American School Foundation, Mexico Cityread summary
April 08, 2023
Center for Geospace Storms (CGS) Scientist, Dr. Amy Keesee, on Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GIC)read summary
Center for Geospace Storms (CGS) scientist and Education Lead, Dr. Amy Keesee, presents to space physics undergraduate students at University of California, Los Angeles, taught by CGS scientist and Polar Ionosphere Lead, Dr. Roger Varney, on effects of space weather and geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) on March 2, 2023.
April 05, 2023
NCAR scientist and Center for Geospace Storms Deputy Director Dr. Michael Wiltberger- From numbers to images: Visualizing space weatherread summary
How can we see what happens far beyond what our eyes can process? Scientists are able to use data to paint a picture of massive eruptions on the Sun propagating through interplanetary space and their impact on Earth. The effects of space weather on our society are far reaching and can range from producing beautiful phenomena such as the aurora as well as disruptions in our communications and power grids. Listen to an NCAR Explorer Series conversation with NCAR scientist and Center for Geospace Storms Deputy Director Dr. Michael Wiltberger to discuss how we can take enormous amounts of data produced by space weather simulations and convert them into images and visualizations that help us understand the dynamics of the near Earth space environment.
March 20, 2023
UCLA Space Physics Seminar by Dr. Dong Linread summary
CGS scientist, Dr. Dong Lin, presented in part of the Space Physics Seminar at the University of California, Los Angeles, with an engaging talk titled "Characterizing Auroral Precipitation and Ionospheric Conductance with the Multiscale Atmosphere-Geospace Environment Model" on January 20, 2023.
December 14, 2022
Center for Geospace Storms (CGS) Outreach Event at Adler Planetarium, Chicagoread summary
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.