BIRMINGHAM, UK (University of Birmingham PR) — The UK’s ability to predict solar superstorms and other severe space weather events is to get a significant upgrade with the launch of two major research projects led by the University of Birmingham.
Analysis led by University of Warwick shows ‘severe’ space super-storms occurred 42 years out of 150 and ‘great’ super-storms occurred in 6 years out of 150
Super-storms can disrupt electronics, aviation and satellite systems and communications
Provides insight into the scale of the largest super-storm in recorded history
COVENTRY, UK (University of Warwick PR) — A ‘great’ space weather super-storm large enough to cause significant disruption to our electronic and networked systems occurred on average once in every 25 years according to a new joint study by the University of Warwick and the British Antarctic Survey.