The Scientific Foundations of Forecasting Magnetospheric Space Weather

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Eastwood, J. P.
dc.contributor.author Nakamura, R.
dc.contributor.author Turc, L.
dc.contributor.author Mejnertsen, L.
dc.contributor.author Hesse, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-19T13:26:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-19T13:26:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.identifier.citation Eastwood , J P , Nakamura , R , Turc , L , Mejnertsen , L & Hesse , M 2017 , ' The Scientific Foundations of Forecasting Magnetospheric Space Weather ' , Space Science Reviews , vol. 212 , no. 3-4 , pp. 1221-1252 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0399-8
dc.identifier.other PURE: 97248781
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: c6b05346-4bae-4127-b316-220b7c8efb28
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000414314200007
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85028530646
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7576-3251/work/40903370
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/231326
dc.description.abstract The magnetosphere is the lens through which solar space weather phenomena are focused and directed towards the Earth. In particular, the non-linear interaction of the solar wind with the Earth's magnetic field leads to the formation of highly inhomogenous electrical currents in the ionosphere which can ultimately result in damage to and problems with the operation of power distribution networks. Since electric power is the fundamental cornerstone of modern life, the interruption of power is the primary pathway by which space weather has impact on human activity and technology. Consequently, in the context of space weather, it is the ability to predict geomagnetic activity that is of key importance. This is usually stated in terms of geomagnetic storms, but we argue that in fact it is the substorm phenomenon which contains the crucial physics, and therefore prediction of substorm occurrence, severity and duration, either within the context of a longer-lasting geomagnetic storm, but potentially also as an isolated event, is of critical importance. Here we review the physics of the magnetosphere in the frame of space weather forecasting, focusing on recent results, current understanding, and an assessment of probable future developments. en
dc.format.extent 32
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Space Science Reviews
dc.rights cc_by_nc_nd
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Space weather
dc.subject Magnetosphere
dc.subject Geomagnetic storm
dc.subject Substorm
dc.subject Computer simulation
dc.subject INTERPLANETARY MAGNETIC-FIELD
dc.subject FLUX-TRANSFER EVENTS
dc.subject MAGNETOTAIL DIPOLARIZATION FRONTS
dc.subject IONOSPHERE-THERMOSPHERE MODEL
dc.subject OSCILLATORY FLOW BRAKING
dc.subject GLOBAL MHD SIMULATION
dc.subject CENTRAL PLASMA SHEET
dc.subject SOLAR-WIND CONTROL
dc.subject VAN ALLEN PROBES
dc.subject EARTHS BOW SHOCK
dc.subject 115 Astronomy, Space science
dc.title The Scientific Foundations of Forecasting Magnetospheric Space Weather en
dc.type Review Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Physics
dc.contributor.organization Space Physics Research Group
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0399-8
dc.relation.issn 0038-6308
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion

Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
10.1007_s11214_017_0399_8.pdf 2.883Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record