Skip Navigation Links 
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service   NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Space Weather Prediction Center

NOAA is celebrating 200 years of science, service, and stewardship. Visit the NOAA 200th celebration Web site to learn more. is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state, and local government Web resources and services.
SWPC HOME -> Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

What Happens at the Sun Doesn't Stay at the Sun

Provides an introduction to space weather and how it impacts our Nation's infrastructure.

Space Weather Impacts Power

Takes a closer look at the possible impacts of space weather on the national power grid and mitigation steps taken.

Space Weather Impacts GPS

Provides an overview of the effects that space weather has on GPS.

Space Weather Impacts Communications

Provides an overview of the effects that space weather has on communications.

     Space Weather Information

Space Weather and its Impacts Poster Poster A link

Poster B link
View full size, Side A (JPG)

View full size, Side B (JPG)

Printable PDF, Side A&B (11x17, 60MB)
Space Weather: Storms from the Sun Booklet Booklet Link Printable PDF (8.5x11, 12 pages, 4MB)

Space Weather 101 Resources [pdf]
Solar Effects
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
NOAA Space Weather Scales
Forecast Verification
Glossary of Solar-Terrestrial Terms
A Primer on Space Weather
A Primer on Space Weather -- PDF version
Introduccion al Clima Espacial
Gallery of Solar Activity

      Short Reference Papers

Navigation [pdf]
Aurora [pdf]
The Ionosphere [pdf]
Solar Maximum [pdf]
Radio Wave Propagation [pdf]
Satellite Anomalies [pdf]
Solar Cycle 23 Project - Nov 1996
Solar Cycle Prediction Panel - Sep 1997
The K-index
The Relationship Between Kp and the Aurora
Natural Radiation Hazard at Aircraft Altitudes
NOAA Scales Help Understand Space Weather
Satellites and Space Weather
Tips on Viewing the Aurora

       Materials for The Classroom

Brighten up the Classroom
Solar Physics and Terrestrial effects (Grades 7-12 Curriculum Guide) [pdf]
Origami Project for the Sun [pdf]
Teaching Space Weather

      Links to Other Space Weather Sites

Unified National Space Weather Portal
Non-SWPC Sources of Space Weather Data
Real-time and Near-real-time Solar Image Sites
Space Weather and Space Physics Educational Sites

Space Weather Topics:
Alerts / Warnings, Space Weather Now, Today's Space Wx, Data and Products, About Us ,
Email Products, Space Wx Week, Education/Outreach, Customer Services, Contact Us

NOAA/ National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Space Weather Prediction Center, W/NP9
325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80305
Page last modified: August 24, 2007


Privacy Policy

About Us

Career Opportunities