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January 30, 2011

Space-Weather Predictions?

We all know about the daily and weekly forecasting of weather on Earth. But, what about predicting space weather?

"The first large-scale, physics-based space weather prediction model is transitioning from research into operation."

Apparently, "The model will provide forecasters with a one-to-four day advance warning of high speed streams of solar plasma and Earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs)."

This seems very helpful in preventing and predicting harsh "space-weather."

Read the article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110127131133.htm

Posted by jacobca at January 30, 2011 08:15 PM

Comments

Very interesting. I wonder if space weather will become a new television fixture, maybe on the discovery channel. Instead of watching for tropical storms, perhaps we'll be able to watch sun spots and CMES.

Posted by: saraogar at February 4, 2011 01:26 PM

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