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Effects of Space Weather on Technology Infrastructure

Ioannis A. Daglis

Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jan 2005, 2005
ISBN 10: 1402027478 / ISBN 13: 9781402027475
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Title: Effects of Space Weather on Technology ...

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jan 2005

Publication Date: 2005

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Neuware - The 17 chapters of this book grew out of the tutorial lectures given by leading world-class experts at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop 'Effects of Space Weather on Technology Infrastructure' - ESPRIT, which was held in Rhodes on March 25-29, 2004. All manuscripts were refereed and subsequently meticulously edited by the editor to ensure the highest quality for this monograph. I owe particular thanks to the lecturers of the ESPRIT Advanced Research Workshop for producing these excellent tutorial reviews, which convey the essential knowledge and the latest advances in our field. Due to the breadth, extensive literature citations and quality of the reviews we expect this publication to serve extremely well as a reference book. Multimedia material referring to individual chapters of the book is accessible on the accompanying CD. The aim of ESPRIT was to assess existing knowledge and identify future actions regarding monitoring, forecasting and mitigation of space weather induced malfunction and damage of vital technological systems operating in space and on the ground. 334 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9781402027475

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Synopsis: The highly variable conditions in the Earth-related space environment, including the Sun, the interplanetary medium and the coupled magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere system, are collectively known as space weather. In the recent past we have experienced that space weather influences the performance and reliability of space- and ground-based technological systems. Although several technological impacts of space weather had been known for some time, it was not before the 1990s that their significance increased dramatically and their severity became apparent. Furthermore, an increasing susceptibility of spacecraft systems to space weather disturbances has been noticed, presumably due to "softer" designs of electronic components, reduction in subsystem sizes, and increases in performance demands. On the ground side, previously unidentified effects of space weather on power grids have been discovered recently. The 17 chapters of this book provide an update of the existing knowledge on dynamic physical processes at the Sun, the interplanetary space and the geospace, as well as thorough reviews of the major mechanisms in which space weather disturbances influence technological systems. The book moreover reports recent advances in monitoring and predicting space weather and its impacts on technology systems and introduces new tools and methods for accurate predictions of space weather disturbances. Target audience: researchers, teachers and students in space physics and space-related engineering, electric power and space communication technology community, astronomers, non-specialist physicists and engineers. TOC:Preface.- 1. Specifying and Forecasting Space Weather Threats to Human Technology.- 2. Geospace Storm Dynamics.- 3. Structure and Dynamics of the Electron Radiation Belts.- 4. The Ion Radiation Belts: Experiments and Models.- 5. Outlook on Space Weather Effects on Spacecraft.- 6. Space Weather Effects on SOHO and Its Space Weather Warning Capabilities.- 7. Prevention of Spacecraft Anomalies - The Role of Space Climate and Space Weather Models.- 8. The Relation of High- and Low-Orbit Satellite Anomalies to Different Geophysical Parameters.- 9. Simulation of Space Radiation Effects in Microelectronic Parts.- 10. The Effects of Space Weather on Radio Systems.- 11. Effects of Solar Radio Bursts on Wireless Systems.- 12. Space Weather Effects on Aircraft Operations.- 13. Ground Effects of Space Weather.- 14. Space Weather and the Vulnerability of Electric Power Grids.- 15. Space Weather Effects on Power Transmission Systems.- 16. Neutron Monitor Network in Real Time and Space Weather.- 17. Space Weather Research and the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).- Index.- List of Authors.

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