By Mark Moldwin

Published via the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

This quantity presents a entire evaluation of our present observational wisdom, theoretical realizing, and numerical power with reference to the phenomena often called house climate. house climate refers to stipulations at the solar and within the sun wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere which could impression the functionality and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological platforms, and will endanger human existence or healthiness. The quick increase in those applied sciences has supplied us with unheard of power and comfort, and we've got come to depend upon them a growing number of. know-how has diminished society's chance to many varieties of ordinary failures, yet via its personal vulnerability, it has truly elevated society's hazard to area climate. adversarial stipulations within the house atmosphere could cause disruption of satellite tv for pc operations, communications, navigation, and electrical energy distribution grids, resulting in numerous socioeconomic losses.

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K. Yau, and R. R. Weissman, The impending appearance of comet Tempel-Tuttle and the Leonid meteors, Icarus, 124, 407, 1996. Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA. J. W. H i r m a n NOAA Space Environment Center Space Environment Center (SEC) is the United States' official source of space weather alerts, warnings, and forecasts. Forecasts are used to support activities that are impacted by space weather such as electric p o w e r transmission, satellite operations, humans in space, navigation, and communication.

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As the total volume of surface and space observations reached a critical level, and with the aid of increased computational power, new classes of weather forecast models were develĀ­ oped employing various forms of data assimilation. While these models come in a variety of types and use various apĀ­ proaches, a common characteristic is the ability to ingest large quantities of disparate types of data with variable sampling in space and time. In lieu of simple interpolation or least-square fitting, the assimilation scheme uses large volumes of data to constrain basic physics models.

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