Space Weather: An Overview

Ikubanni, S.O. (2016) Space Weather: An Overview. In: Departmental Seminar, 27th April 2016, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria.. (Unpublished)


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In deviation from the general knowledge of the Sun as a source of radiant energy that supports sustenance of life on our planet, it could also be violent, threatening, and destructive. However, this other nature is unfamiliar to most people due to human’s optical and sensory limitations, but findings have revealed substantial direct and indirect effects on life. The sustenance and improvement of life depend on this closest star to us – the Sun, therefore awareness of its violent nature and consequence is equally important. Understanding the physical processes that drives the sun’s behaviour and its sphere of influence – the heliosphere – is essential to the space weather. Awareness and engaging in research targeted at understanding these processes will not only help maximize life opportunities, but also help mitigate the several dangers and loses that space weather events can pose to health, economies, and the way we live and communicate. Therefore, early and precise space weather forecasting, which is the focus of research in this field, is pivotal to any achievable success in mitigating the multifaceted effects both in space and on land. The presentation will highlight several space weather factors, and events, and efforts geared towards understanding and mitigating such resulting events.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Dr S. O. Ikubanni
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 13:24
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2018 13:24

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