Space weather impacts of the developing South Atlantic Anomaly

Macmillan, S.; Beggan, C.; Clarke, E.; Hamilton, B.; Thomson, A.; Turbitt, C.. 2011 Space weather impacts of the developing South Atlantic Anomaly. [Poster] In: RAS Specialist Meeting UK Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior, London, UK, 11 Nov 2011. (Unpublished)

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The shielding that the Earth's magnetic field provides from solar emissions and cosmic rays is significantly less in the south Atlantic and satellites that pass over the area suffer higher radiation damage. During the observation period the SAA has been deepening and growing in extent. This, combined with the decline since 1985 of solar parameters that control the shielding the heliospheric magnetic field provides from galactic cosmic rays, means that damage to satellites is expected to increase in the future.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Poster)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Earth hazards and systems
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Space Sciences
Date made live: 03 Oct 2012 14:16 +0 (UTC)

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