Space Weather Effects

What is Space Weather?

"Space Weather" refers to the time-variable conditions in the space environment that may affect space-borne or ground-based technological systems and, in the worst case, endanger human health or life. The most important social and economic aspects of space weather are related to being aware of and possibly avoiding the consequences of space weather events either by system design or by efficient warning and prediction systems allowing for preventive measures to be taken. On the climatological time scales there are also potential effects on terrestrial climate.

Reference : ESA Space Weather Study(ESWS), "SPACE WEATHER EFFECTS CATALOGUE", pp5, 2001