Space Weather Storms from the Sun /

The Sun continuously sheds its skin, blowing a ferocious wind of charged particles in all directions, including Earth's. From time to time, storms on the Sun's surface - solar flares, coronal mass ejections - toss off added masses of energy and ions. When that turbulence slams into Earth,...

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Corporate Author: American Museum of Natural History., Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2002.
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Summary: The Sun continuously sheds its skin, blowing a ferocious wind of charged particles in all directions, including Earth's. From time to time, storms on the Sun's surface - solar flares, coronal mass ejections - toss off added masses of energy and ions. When that turbulence slams into Earth, it produces "space weather," a natural phenomenon with sometimes spectacular consequences, from colorful auroras to satellite, power, and communications failures. Space weather isn't new; the Sun has buffeted Earth with solar particles since the planet first formed. What has changed is society. This science bulletin reveals how our increasing use of satellite technology has made us vulnerable to solar storms, and how solar scientists - "space weathermen" - are learning how to predict and forecast the Sun's activity.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 10, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (6 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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