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Extreme Events in Geospace - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128127001, 9780128127018

Extreme Events in Geospace

1st Edition

Origins, Predictability, and Consequences

Editor: Natalia Buzulukova
eBook ISBN: 9780128127018
Paperback ISBN: 9780128127001
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st December 2017
Page Count: 798
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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

Part 1: Overview of Impacts and Effects
1. Linking Space Weather Science to Impacts--The View from Earth

Part 2: Solar Origins and Statistics of Extremes
2. Extreme Solar Eruptions and their Space Weather Consequences
3. Solar Flare Forecasting: Present Methods and Challenges
4. Geoeffectiveness of Solar and Interplanetary Structures and Generation of Strong Geomagnetic Storms
5. Statistics of Extreme Space Weather Events
6. Data-Driven Modeling of Extreme Space Weather Events and their Predictability

Part 3: Geomagnetic Storms and Geomagnetically Induced Currents
7. Super Geomagnetic Storms: Past, Present, and Future
8. An Overview of Science Challenges Pertaining to our Understanding of Extreme Geomagnetically Induced Currents
9. Extreme-Event Geoelectric Hazard Maps
10. Global 3D Modeling of the Earth's Magnetosphere for Extreme Geomagnetic Storms
11. Empirical Modeling of Extreme Events: Storm-time Geomagnetic Field, Electric Current, and Pressure Distributions

Part 4: Plasma and Radiation Environment
12. Observations of Extreme Events from GOES Spacecraft
13. Near-Earth Radiation Environment for Extreme Solar and Geomagnetic Conditions
14. Magnetospheric "Killer" Relativistic Electron Dropouts (REDs) and Repopulation: A Cyclical Process
15. Extreme Space Weather Spacecraft Surface Charging and Arcing Effects
16. Deep Dielectric Charging and Spacecraft Anomalies
17. Solar Particle Events and Human Deep Space Exploration: Measurements and Considerations
18. Extreme Events in Atmospheric Radiation at Aviation and Suborbital Altitudes
19. High Energy Transient Luminous Atmospheric Phenomena: The Potential Danger for Suborbital Flights?

Part 5: Ionospheric/Thermospheric Effects and Impacts
20. Ionosphere and Thermosphere Responses to Extreme Geomagnetic Storms
21. How the Thermosphere and Ionosphere Might React to an Extreme Space Weather Event
22. The Effect of Solar Radio Bursts on GNSS Signals
23. Extreme Ionospheric Storms and Their Effects on GPS Systems
24. Recent Geoeffective Space Weather Events and Technological System Impacts
25. Extreme Space Weather in Time: Effects on Earth and Mars

Part 6: Dealing with the Space Weather
26. Dealing with Extreme Space Weather: The Canadian Experience
27. Space Weather: What are Policy Makers Seeking?
28. Extreme Space Weather and Emergency Management
29. The Social and Economic Impacts of Severe Space Weather
30. Extreme Space Weather Events in the Australian Contex
31. Extreme Space Weather Research in Japan


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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

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