Space Weather

The Space Weather Bureau
Sponsored by the Space Science Laboratory at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, this space weather page provides a brief report on current space weather conditions, a space weather forecast for the next 24 hours, solar flare probabilities, and a brief discussion of what is meant by space weather.

The Space Weather Center
A project of the Space Science Institute (Boulder, Colorado), a private institution focusing on public education and outreach in the fields of the space and Earth science. This site offers an overview of space weather, a gallery of auroral and solar images, a glossary, concise “science briefs and reports,” and links to other Web resources. The material is presented on a level accessible to the general public.

Space Weather Today
This is the space weather section of the “Windows” site. “Space Weather Today” provides current views of the Sun and the aurora and information about current solar and space weather conditions. Especially noteworthy is the site’s nicely presented, informative tutorial on the “Basic Facts about Space Weather.””

Today’s Space Weather
An authoritative site for information on current space weather, provided by Space Environment Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. The site provides access to current solar images, solar geophysical forecasts and parameters, and links to data sites. Also, links to education and outreach sites are available.

Ryan and Brandon’s Space Weather Web Site
A web site about space weather prepared by two middle school students as a summer project supported by the NSF Young Scholars Program at the MIT Haystack Observatory. The site includes descriptions of aurora, the solar cycle, coronal mass ejections, effects of space weather at earth, geomagnetic and ionospheric disturbances, solar flares, the solar wind, and sunspots. It also has images and numerous links to other sites.

Beginner’s Guide to Space Weather
An on-line tutorial on space weather prepared by the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council. Topics covered include the solar origins of space weather, the Earth’s space environment, “Earth-space meteorology,” and the practical consequences of space weather. Lots of graphics. The site provides a glossary, with hyperlinked definitions, and links to other space weather resources.

Magnetic Substorms, Storms and Space Weather
Magnetic substorms and storms are the main manifestations of what has become known as “space weather,” disturbances agitating the Earth’s magnetic field, triggered by the Sun and the solar wind. These are all sections of “Exploration of the Earth’s Magnetosphere.” The first, sect. #24 in “The Exploration of the Earth’s Magnetosphere,” covers substorms, the second (#30) deals with magnetic storms, and the 3rd (#31) is on”Space Weather,” with specific events in sections #30a and in “Birth of a Radiation Belt.” All files are non-mathematical and most have Spanish translations, with French ones due soon.