Comment | Published:

Astrophysics

Prepare for the coming space weather storm

Nature volume 484, pages 311313 (19 April 2012) | Download Citation

We need to improve estimates of geomagnetic storm size, says Mike Hapgood, so we can be ready for huge disruptions to electrical systems.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    Developing Threats: Electro-Magnetic Pulses (EMP) pp. Ev26–Ev27 (UK House of Commons Defence Committee, 2012); available at

  2. 2.

    National Research Council Space Studies Board Severe Space Weather Events — Understanding Societaland Economic Impacts (National Academies Press, 2008); available at

  3. 3.

    , & Space Weather 9, S10001 (2011).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Mike Hapgood is head of the space environment group with RAL Space, part of the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council. He is based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Didcot, UK, and chairs an expert group that advises the UK government on space weather risks.

    • Mike Hapgood

Authors

  1. Search for Mike Hapgood in:

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Mike Hapgood.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/484311a

test

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing