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Space Weather: A Modern Hazard to Technology
Talk by Dr Alan Thomson, Head of Geomagnetism, British Geological Survey. Space Weather describes the variability in the near-Earth space environment that is caused by magnetic activity in the Sun and in the solar wind. Geomagnetic storms, resulting from space weather, can influence the operation and reliability of both space-borne and ground-based technological systems and infrastructure.