Accession Number:

ADA537680

Title:

Geomagnetic Disturbances

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Interactions of the changing magnetic field of the Sun with the Earths magnetosphere cause geomagnetic activity. We seek to understand the physical processes that affect the inputs to the terrestrial system and generate geomagnetospheric disturbances. The goal is to understand how solar activity originates, how it is expressed in the corona and interplanetary medium, and how it ultimately affects the terrestrial environment. We are working to develop tools that can, from photospheric observations, reliably forecast the solar events and solar wind conditions that cause the geomagnetic disturbances that impact human activities on and near the Earth.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Geomagnetism
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE