Extreme Events in Geospace - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128127001

Extreme Events in Geospace

1st Edition

Origins, Predictability, and Consequences

Editors: Natalia Buzulukova
Paperback ISBN: 9780128127001
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th December 2017
Page Count: 800
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Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences helps deepen the understanding, description, and forecasting of the complex and inter-related phenomena of extreme space weather events. Composed of chapters written by representatives from many different institutions and fields of space research, the book offers discussions ranging from definitions and historical knowledge to operational issues and methods of analysis.

Given that extremes in ionizing radiation, ionospheric irregularities, and geomagnetically induced currents may have the potential to disrupt our technologies or pose danger to human health, it is increasingly important to synthesize the information available on not only those consequences but also the origins and predictability of such events. Extreme Events in Geospace: Origins, Predictability, and Consequences is a valuable source for providing the latest research for geophysicists and space weather scientists, as well as industries impacted by space weather events, including GNSS satellites and radio communication, power grids, aviation, and human spaceflight.

The list of first/second authors includes M. Hapgood, N. Gopalswamy, K.D. Leka, G. Barnes, Yu. Yermolaev, P. Riley, S. Sharma, G. Lakhina, B. Tsurutani, C. Ngwira, A. Pulkkinen, J. Love, P. Bedrosian, N. Buzulukova, M. Sitnov, W. Denig, M. Panasyuk, R. Hajra, D. Ferguson, S. Lai, L. Narici, K. Tobiska, G. Gapirov, A. Mannucci, T. Fuller-Rowell, X. Yue, G. Crowley, R. Redmon, V. Airapetian, D. Boteler, M. MacAlester, S. Worman, D. Neudegg, and M. Ishii.


Key Features

    • Helps to define extremes in space weather and describes existing methods of analysis
    • Discusses current scientific understanding of these events and outlines future challenges
    • Considers the ways in which space weather may affect daily life
    • Demonstrates deep connections between astrophysics, heliophysics, and space weather applications, including a discussion of extreme space weather events from the past
    • Examines national and space policy issues concerning space weather in Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States


      Geophysicists and space weather scientists; Industries and agencies dealing with telecommunication, satellite communication, human spaceflight, prevention of electrical outages, and operational aspects of extreme events

      Table of Contents

      Introduction: Linking Space Weather Science to Impacts - The View from Earth
      1. Extreme Solar Eruptions and their Space Weather Consequences
      2. Super Magnetic Storms: Past, Present, and Future
      3. Solar Flare Forecasting: Present Methods and Challenges
      4. How the Thermosphere and Ionosphere Might React to an Extreme Space Weather Event
      5. Understanding Extreme Geomagnetically Induced Currents
      6. Extreme Ionospheric Storms and Their Effects on GPS Systems
      7. Recent Geoeffective Space Weather Events and Technological System Impacts
      8. Extreme Events in Atmospheric Radiation at Aviation and Suborbital Altitudes
      9. Solar Particle Events and Human Deep Space Exploration: Measurements and Considerations
      10. Extreme-Event Geoelectric Hazard Maps
      11. Prediction of Magnetospheric Relativistic Electron Dropouts (REDs) and Acceleration
      12. Global 3D Modeling of the Earth's Magnetosphere for Extreme Geomagnetic Storms
      13. Data-Driven Modeling of Extreme Space Weather Events and their Predictability
      14. Observations of Historical Extreme Events from GOES and POES s/c
      15. NASA Perspective on Research of Extreme Space Weather Events
      16. Space Weather: What Are Policy Makers Seeking?
      17. Extreme Space Weather Research in Japan
      18. Dealing with Extreme Space Weather: The Canadian Experience
      19. Extreme Space Weather Events in the Australian Context
      20. Solar Proton Events and Ozonosphere of the Earth (Observations and Model Simulations)
      21. Ionosphere and Thermosphere Responses to Extreme Geomagnetic Storms
      22. Observations of Thermospheric Response to Extreme Events
      23. Extreme Space Weather in Time: Effects on Earth and Mars
      24. Extreme Space Weather and Emergency Management
      25. The Statistics of Extreme Space Weather Events
      26. Empirical Geomagnetic Field Modeling of Extreme Events: Storm-time Pressure Distributions and Validation Using Van Allen Probes Data
      27. High Energy Transient Luminous Atmospheric Phenomena: The Potential Danger for Suborbital Flights?
      28. Near-Earth Radiation Environment for Extreme Solar and Geomagnetic Conditions
      29. Geo-effectiveness of Solar and Interplanetary Structures and Generation of Strong Geomagnetic Storms
      30. The Effect of Solar Radio Burst on GNSS System
      31. Extreme Space Weather Spacecraft Charging and Arcing Effects
      32. Deep Dielectric Charging and Spacecraft Anomalies


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      About the Editor

      Natalia Buzulukova

      Dr. Natalia Buzulukova is a research scientist in University of Maryland/NASA GSFC, Heliophysics Science Division, Maryland, US. She obtained her PhD from Moscow Space Research Institute working in the field of plasma physics and data analysis. Dr. Buzulukova’s scientific interests cover a broad range of topics, including magnetohydrodynamic modeling of the Earth’s magnetosphere, kinetic Particle-In-Cell simulations of the geomagnetic tail, bounce-averaged models of the Earth’s ring current, modeling of the Earth’s plasmasphere, modeling of energetic neutral atom emissions, modeling of the Earth’s radiation belts, and space weather applications. Dr. Buzulukova is experienced in working with satellite data sets, including past and current NASA missions, and has authored or co-authored more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals related to the field.

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Research Scientist, NASA GSFC/University of Maryland, USA