My principal scientifc interest is in the study of coronal mass ejections (solar storms) and their interaction with Earth for the purposes of space weather studies. I work extensively with the STEREO mission to drive new understandings into the evolutionary effects of CMEs.
I am recently focusing more towards the Research to Operations (R2O) segments of space weather forecasting and am developing further a new tool to predict the Bz inside CMEs (i.e., forecasting the magnetic vectors). I do this through contracts with UMBC and collaborating closely with collegues at JHU/APL.
Solar storms start their lives as violent explosions from the sun’s surface. They’re made up of energetic charged particles wrapped in a complex magnetic cloud... Read More
Written by Dr. Neel Savani
We currently have a maximum of about 60 minutes to prepare for tech disruptions on Earth due to coronal mass ejections from the sun, but an improved forecasting system could lengthen that lead time by hours. Maria Temming reports Listen to the 60 second science
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4 * A’s @ A-Levels: Physics; Chemistry; Maths; F. Maths