How Does the Sunspot Cycle Affect Earth?
ES2605  Space Weather

Since the mid-1960s, interest in observing, understanding, and predicting solar activity has increased. This has given rise to a new field called "Space Weather." Like terrestrial weather, the space weather system consists of satellites, observatories (like weather stations), and weather forecasts. A display from an online space weather station is shown below.

  !   Click the image below to access the current space weather report. Examine the information, then answer question 10 below.

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10. Identify three jobs held by people who would need to check the space weather report regularly, and explain why the report is important to each.


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