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Written by Mark Gibbs, Head of Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre and Dr Mario Bisi, Space Weather Scientist, STFC RAL Space Experts from across the globe are in the UK this week discussing plans for a new European space … Continue reading
Space weather is just the environmental conditions in space that can have an effect on Earth. The most recognisable and visible of these is arguably the auroras (Northern and Southern Lights). However, as well as these spectacular natural phenomena, space … Continue reading
Today the BBC has stopped taking most of its weather information from the Met Office, here Phil Evans, our Chief Operating Officer gives his perspective You will know us as the UK’s National Weather Service and also as the people … Continue reading
Mark Gibbs – Head of space weather It was nearly seven years ago, when my boss said “Mark we’ve got a little project for you called space weather “. Little did I know at that time what an adventure it … Continue reading
by Mark Gibbs, Met Office Head of Space Weather A recently published paper assessing the impact of an extreme space weather event on the US power grid suggests the total cost of an electricity blackout, both direct and indirect, could … Continue reading
Four decades after the launch of NOAA’s first weather-observing satellite, meteorologists are excited about the capabilities of the next-generation model – GOES-R – which is due for launch tomorrow. Dr Simon Keogh leads the Met Office’s Satellite Data Products and … Continue reading
There is a chance you could see the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) tonight in the UK, particularly in the northern half of the country. However, there will be widespread fog tonight (Monday 2 November), which could be dense in places and … Continue reading
The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC) has been operating for one year this month. Space Weather can impact all our lives, in particular the technology which we rely on and it is the study of the Earth’s upper atmosphere … Continue reading
Over the next few weeks the likelihood of seeing the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) here on Earth is on the increase as two space weather phenomena coincide. What are these phenomena? Firstly, the Sun goes through an 11 year solar cycle, … Continue reading
Updated 24 June 2015 The Space Weather team at the Met Office has been keeping a close eye on solar activity over recent days. A large solar storm resulted in the northern lights being seen as far south as Dorset and … Continue reading