Space weather can cause extended power outages for more than 100 million people in the U.S. or other regions globally, and result in trillion dollar economic losses. Scientists and industry experts at AER are evaluating the impact of solar events on numerous sectors including aerospace, satellite design and operations, re/insurance, utilities, energy, supply chain, national security, and the global economy.
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Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) scientists provide expert R&D and operational decision-support tools and consulting services to government and industry. We enable deeper understanding of the risks and expertise in risk mitigation, resilience, and adaptation. Highlights include:
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Solar Storm Risk to the North Am. Electric Grid
—By Lloyds and AER scientists Nicole Homeier and Lisa Wei. In Lloyds Space Weather Study, May 22, 2013.
Outer space forecasters race to track huge solar storms
—By Nicole Homeier, on ABC's WCVB-TV Channel 5, May 23, 2012
The Effects of Space Weather on the Insurance Industry
—By Kyle Beatty, in Verisk Review, April 12, 2012
Stormy Space Weather on the Rise
—By Nicole Homeier, March 6, 2012
Risk Management & Space Weather: Are You Ready?
—By Nicole Homeier, James Martin Griffin, and Kyle Beatty, in National Underwriter Property and Casualty, Sept. 6, 2011.
An early warning of the risks of space weather
—By James Martin Griffin, AER Staff Scientist, in Perspectives from America, March 28, 2011.