9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Plenary - An Introduction to Space Weather: How it Impacts South African Technology and Society

10 Jul 2012, 12:30
Oral Presentation Track D2 - Space Science Plenary


Prof. Mark Moldwin (University of Michigan)

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Space Weather is the term that describes changes in the Earth's space environment due to storms on the Sun that impact society and technology. In today's modern technological societies, we are becoming increasingly dependent on systems that are susceptible to space weather storms - including communication, navigation and power systems. This paper introduces the drivers of space weather and discusses how our technological systems are at risk to major space storms.

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Prof. Mark Moldwin (University of Michigan, USA)

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