whwimw BOOK REVIEWS STORM S I N SPACE John W. Freeman, 2001, 157 pp., $27.95, hardbound, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-66038-6 torms in space, while a remarkable and beautiful contain subatomic charged particles and force fields aspect of nature, are also capable of disrupting detectable only by charged particles as they move in Stechnological systems (e.g., satellites, electric space. In the first chapter, the author compares me- teorology and space weather and uses several automo- power grids, communications, navigations, pipelines) and can pose hazards to humans in space and flight. bile-magnetosphere analogies to explain flow in the magnetosphere. Separate chapters are devoted to "the John Freeman's book, Storms in Space, describes space weather, its origins, its impacts, and future challenges. saga of the storm," the sun, the magnetosphere, and the aurora. Two chapters focus on impacts—both (The National Space Weather Program refers to space weather as conditions on the sun and in the solar risks to technology and hazards to manned explora- tion. The book also includes an interview with Joe H. wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of Allen, who has observed and collected information about the effects of the space environment
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Published: Mar 1, 2003
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