Violent Coastal Storms Could Help Protect Beaches From Sea Level Rise

A new research study finds that extreme weather events could actually help protect beaches from the impact of sea level rise – by bringing in new sand from deeper waters or from nearby beaches. Images in the wake of violent coastal storms usually focus purely on the extensive damage caused to beaches, dunes, property, and … Read more

Bay Area storms get wetter in a warming world – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The December 2014 North American Storm Complex was a powerful winter storm, referred to by some as California’s “Storm of the Decade.” Fueled by an atmospheric river originating over the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, the storm dropped 8 inches of rainfall in 24 hours, sported wind gusts of 139 miles per hour, and … Read more

Solar storms can destroy satellites with ease – a space weather expert explains the science

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. On Feb. 4, 2022, SpaceX launched 49 satellites as part of Elon Musk’s Starlink internet project, most of which burned up in the atmosphere days later. The cause of this more than $ 50 million … Read more

Solar storms can destroy satellites – a space weather expert explains

On Feb. 4, 2022, SpaceX launched 49 satellites as part of Elon Musk’s Starlink internet project, most of which burned up in the atmosphere days later. The cause of this more than US $ 50 million failure was a geomagnetic storm caused by the Sun. Geomagnetic storms occur when space weather hits and interacts with … Read more

Here’s How a Large-Enough Solar Storm Could Completely Change The World

On Sept. 1 and 2, 1859, telegraph systems around the world failed catastrophically. The operators of the telegraphs reported receiving electrical shocks, telegraph paper catching fire, and being able to operate equipment with batteries disconnected. During the evenings, the aurora borealis, more commonly known as the northern lights, could be seen as far south as … Read more

The curse and silver lining of martian dust storms — Commander’s Report: sol 10

Dr. Michaela Musilova is the director of Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) program, which conducts analog missions to the moon and Mars for scientific research at a habitat on the volcano Mauna Loa. Currently, she is in command of the two-week Valoria 3 martian mission and contributed this report to Space.com’s Expert Voices: … Read more

An Expert Explains How Solar Storms Can So Easily Destroy Satellites

On Feb. 4, 2022, SpaceX launched 49 satellites as part of Elon Musk’s Starlink internet project, most of which burned up in the atmosphere days later. The cause of this more than US $ 50 million failure was a geomagnetic storm caused by the Sun. Geomagnetic storms occur when space weather hits and interacts with … Read more

Solar Storms Can Easily Destroy Satellites – A Space Weather Expert Explains the Science

On August 31, 2012, a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. Credit: NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center On February 4, 2022,[{” attribute=””>SpaceX launched 49 satellites as part of … Read more

Solar geomagnetic storms could threaten more satellites after Elon Musk’s Starlink

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will lose 40 Starlink satellites to a geomagnetic storm as solar activity ramps up. But does this spell disaster for the future of satellites in space? On Tuesday (Feb. 8), SpaceX revealed that likely 40 of its 49 newest Starlink satellites that launched last Thursday (Feb. 3) were affected by a geomagnetic … Read more