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Space Weather Conditions
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Current Space Weather Conditions
R1 (Minor) Radio Blackout Impacts
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HF Radio: Weak or minor degradation of HF radio communication on sunlit side, occasional loss of radio contact.
Navigation: Low-frequency navigation signals degraded for brief intervals.
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Education and Outreach

Featured Videos

An Introduction to Space Weather and SWPC

Space Weather Impacts: Power

Space Weather Impacts: GPS

Space Weather Impacts: Communications

Space Weather Information

NOAA Space Weather Education Resource

Space Weather and its Impacts Poster

Space Weather: Storms from the Sun Booklet

Space Weather Infographic

Space Weather and its Impacts Poster Side A
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Space Weather and its Impacts Poster Side B
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 Storms from the Sun Booklet
 

Printable PDF, Side A&B (11x17, 60MB)

Printable PDF (8.5x11, 12 pages, 4MB)

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Lessons and Activities

A short textbook, designed for Middle School and High School, is available for class room study. Hands-on activities are also included. 

Career Profiles

Training Modules

“Space Weather Basics, 2nd Edition” developed by COMET
Presents an overview of space weather processes, their impacts on Earth and human activities, and the technologies used for forecasting space weather events.
Available at: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=901
“Space Weather Basics, 2nd Edition” developed by COMET

 

“Space Weather Impacts on Aviation” Training Module developed by COMET
Provides an overview of the information and products available from NOAA's SWPC in support of aviation. Offers practice interpreting and using those products for decision support during space weather events.
Available at: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=963#.VBnkZ2MuG5I
“Space Weather Impacts on Aviation” Training Module developed by COMET

 

“Space Weather and General Aviation” Video developed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Presents space weather issues faced by general aviation to increase situational awareness. AOPA represents nearly 400,000 members who are private aviators.

Available at: http://www.aopa.org/Education/Safety-Videos/Space-Weather-and-GA
“Space Weather and General Aviation” Video developed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

 

"The SDO Project Suite Curriculum" created by CIRES Education Outreach
​The NASA-funded SDO-EVE project promotes education and public outreach of the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s cutting-edge research and groundbreaking data.