AOS M7/EPSS M7: "Perils of Space: Introduction to Space Weather"

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

Space weather is an emerging domain of the space sciences that studies the conditions in space that impact society its technological systems. Space weather occurs as a consequence of the dynamic behavior of the sun, and its interaction with the Earth's magnetic field and atmosphere. This 4-credit class is a lower-division introduction to space weather for all majors. The phenomenology of the solar-terrestrial relationship will be introduced and basic physics describing the interaction will be explored. The goal of the course will be to have students understand the physical processes that connect the variable sun to the Earth through an exploration of the societal impacts of Space Weather.

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