Modern technology has inextricably linked the space environment with the efficient functioning of our common society. Everything from the latest smart-phones and GPS systems to the electric power grid can be affected by perturbations in near-Earth space due to solar and magnetospheric storms originating on the surface of the Sun.
A deep understanding of the space environment is needed in order to reach a predictive capability to forecast these “Space Weather” events and assess quantitatively their impact on critical (and non-critical but widely used) military and civilian systems. AER has a long history of applied research in empirical and physics based modeling of the near-Earth space environment, and its effects on technological systems. See our Space Weather section for more information.
Driven Waves as a Diagnostic Tool in the Solar Corona
C/NOFS observations of deep plasma depletions at dawn
Broad plasma decreases in the equatorial ionosphere
Modeling of Doppler‐shifted terrestrial VLF transmitter signals observed by DEMETER
Compound and perpendicular diffusion of cosmic rays and random walk of the field lines: II. Non-parallel particle transport and drifts