GE 195 Introduction to Space Weather (Spring: 3)

Satisfies Natural Science Core Requirement
Space weather is an emerging field of science that deals with the relationship between physical processes on the Sun and changes in the space environment surrounding Earth. Harsh space weather conditions threaten astronaut safety and can disrupt satellite operations, communications, navigation, electric power grids, and petroleum pipelines. Topics covered with include solar radiation, solar wind, flares, coronal mass ejections, magnetic storms, Earth's upper atmosphere, and the aurora. The goal of the course will be to develop skills for investigating and understanding the natural world in which we live, within the context of this new, exciting, and highly cross-disciplinary field.
Charles Carrano

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