New research may improve solar storm predictions

April 7, 2015 6:36 PM

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New research may improve solar storm predictions

"What we’re looking at here is a massive driver of solar storms," lead study author Scott McIntosh said.

In the new report, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research detail the manner in which bands of strong magnetic fields in each solar hemisphere influence seasonal solar activity -- the waxing and waning of solar storms' frequency and power.

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