"Important Effects of Solar Radiations in the Near-Earth Space Region," Friday, October 17, 12:00pm, MH 606

Prof. G.G. Sivjee, California State University

Interactions of the Solar Electro-Magnetic and Particulate Radiations with the Geomagnetic field, as well as with the Near-Earth Space Region, lead to various changes in the Composition, Thermodynamics, Electrodynamics and Dynamics of the region where all satellites and the International Space Station orbit the earth. The many sources (e.g. geomagnetic field flux transfer, Joule Heating of the Ionosphere-Thermosphere, etc.) that affect this will be reviewed with emphases on current research thrusts in the field of Space Physics.