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UCA SPS - Space Weather & Its Impact

UCA SPS - Space Weather & Its Impact Streamed live on Apr 14, 2015 “Space weather and its impact on our technology-dependent society” Special Guest: Dr. Brett Carter ( @DrBrettCarter ) Space weather is commonly associated with solar eruptions that cause large geomagnetic disturbances and bright auroral displays after they impact the Earth. It has been the topic of significant research interest and importance in the last century, primarily because of its effects on various modern technological applications; including, and certainly not limited to, electricity grid operations and satellite communications.  In recent decades, our scientific interest in space weather has accelerated, along with our development of advanced technologies, and our reliance on them. The most serious threat posed by space weather is its proven ability to cause long-term and costly interruptions in electrical power supply, upon which many other aspects of modern-day life are very heavily reliant; e.g. the