So will I be able to
Plan my trip to see the northern lights based on this? I believe the next good year for it should be about 2013
The world's first proper space weather service is now going live, according to the boffins setting it up. Forecasts and warnings of fearful radiation storms, ion deluges etc are expected to be invaluable to those operating in the fields of communications and satellites – and life-critical for future astronauts travelling beyond …
Forewarned is Forearmed, El Reg. After all, you are a Remote Proxy Part of the AI Team :-) .... Fellow Bit Space Travelers on AIMissions. ........ http://amanfrommars.blogspot.com/2011/01/110128-friday-again-already-where-does.html
21st Century Networking par Excellence? ........ in one of those Ologies ..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEfKEzX9QLE
Given the view of the Indian scientist that galactic gamma rays have a part to play in cloud formation.
Obviously in that case it would be the one that get through the magnetosphere that matter.
My guess is that the first major event whose damage is mitigated by this level of early warning will pay for the whole project for years.
Something else for the Daily Fail to scare the bejesus out of gullible people.
Is that part of the prevention is better than cure? In which case if we get a huuuge gamma or whatever wave getting through is it better to know in advance or just get zapped without warning.
I know which I would prefer.
With all due respect, you ought to investigate press releases before just copying them. Space weather prediction has been done for years and years out of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado. It's a joint venture between NOAA (the US weather folks) and the US Air Force. You can get to their website easily by searching on the name of the organization.
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