Space Weather

Course Code: NATS 1580 A 3.0

Instructor's Name: Jagruti Pathak

Course Description:

The term “Space Weather” refers to variations of near-Earth space conditions originating in Solar activity which could potentially cause damage to astronauts, critical technology and infrastructure. This course introduces students to the science of Sun-Earth interactions, the magnetic field of the Earth, how natural variations of the Sun can affect society and technology on Earth and in the near- Earth space environment. Students are exposed to a subject of intense recent interest and of high potential impact to future policy makers and society at large. Students will learn to make connections made between natural phenomena such as Earth as a magnet and how this magnetic field sustains life on Earth as we know it.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week.

Course Credit Exclusions:

None

Mathematical Content:

High School Algebra (grades 9 and 10) is assumed.

Course Outlines:

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