Mostly Weather Episode 11 - Space Weather
In this episode Mostly Weather broadens its horizons and takes a trip outside of Earth's atmosphere to take a look at weather in space
In this episode Mostly Weather broadens its horizons and takes a trip outside of Earth's atmosphere to take a look at weather in space.
Regular podcasters Niall Robinson, Doug McNeall and Claire Witham are joined by Met Office Space Weather programme manager Catherine Burnett to talk about space weather.
Amongst many other subjects, the team touch on the following:-
- We start with our favourite question - what exactly do we mean by 'space weather'?
- What do we know about the sun? Or more importantly, what don't we know?
- Solar winds, sun spots and mass injections
- The satellite used to observe the sun
- How long it takes for a coronal mass injection to reach the Earth and the LaGrange point (link to what this is).
- What happens when space weather and the Earth come together?
- The history of space weather observations, with George Graham and Richard Carrington
- And much much more...
Graphic displaying some of the impacts of space weather events
Last updated: Sep 8, 2016 12:51 PM