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Author Moldwin, Mark.

Title An introduction to space weather / Mark Moldwin.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 134 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What is space weather? -- The variable sun -- The heliosphere -- Earth's space environment -- Earth's upper atmosphere -- The technological impacts of space storms -- The perils of living in space -- Other space weather phenomena.
Summary Space weather is an emerging field of space science focused on understanding societal and technological impacts of the solar-terrestrial relationship. The Sun, which has tremendous influence on Earth's space environment, releases vast amounts of energy in the form of electromagnetic and particle radiation that can damage or destroy satellite, navigation, communication and power distribution systems. This textbook introduces the relationship between the Sun and Earth, and shows how it impacts our technological society. One of the first undergraduate textbooks on space weather aimed at non-science majors, it uses the practical aspects of space weather to introduce space physics and give students an understanding of the Sun-Earth relationship. Definitions of important terms are given throughout the text. Key concepts, supplements, and review questions are given at the end of each chapter to help students understand the materials covered. This textbook is ideal for introductory space physics courses.
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Subject Space environment.
Space environment.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Moldwin, Mark. Introduction to space weather. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008 9780521861496 0521861497 (DLC) 2008271819 (OCoLC)166382291
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