Latest Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment Stories
Maintaining a record of solar measurements is important in understanding the sun's effect on Earth and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA), Total solar irradiance Calibration Transfer Experiment, or TCTE, is now providing that information.
A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package to study space weather has passed its pre-installation testing and is ready to be incorporated onto a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite for a 2015 launch.
The University of Central Florida has received a $55 million grant from NASA toward the development and operation of an instrument that will investigate the impact of space weather on orbiting communication and navigation satellites
Some missions in space complete their operations just after predicted, while others earn the Iron Man award for outlasting their primary mission. In the case of SORCE--a satellite designed to study solar storms--it's earned itself an Iron Man.
In the galactic scheme of things, the Sun is a remarkably constant star. While some stars exhibit dramatic pulsations, wildly yo-yoing in size and brightness, and sometimes even exploding, the luminosity of our own sun varies a measly 0.1% over the course of the 11-year solar cycle.
According to a new study, a drop in the sun's radiation can trigger unusually cold winters in parts of North America and Europe, a finding that could improve long-range forecasts and help countries prepare for blizzards.
A $28 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument developed to study changes in the sun's brightness and its impact on Earth's climate is one of two primary payloads on NASA's Glory mission set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Feb. 23.
Earthâ€™s climate continues to change at a rapid pace.
NASA's newest Earth-observing research mission is nearing launch.