Solar Wind and Weather

27 June 2019

19.30

visitors welcome £5 • members/students £2

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For every heat source with which we are familiar, the surrounding temperature reduces as you move further away from the source. How then can we account for the temperature of the Sun’s corona increasing as it radiates away from the Sun? To answer this question we have to understand the electrical properties of the Sun’s turbulent plasma atmosphere and the electrically charged solar wind that it radiates throughout the solar system. Do we need to be more concerned about the electrical impact that the solar wind has on the Earth’s atmosphere?

Dr. Tim Hooker, BRLSI Science co-convenor