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7th July 2015 – Advanced space weather warning system developed by TCD and DIAS

A space weather warning system that detects powerful solar storms has been developed by scientists at Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.


Warning messages from the magnetometer network last March notified scientists of the onset of a large geomagnetic storm which resulted in such dramatic displays of the northern lights in Ireland and Britain. The effects of this solar storm will be discussed this week (7th and 8th July) at one of the world’s largest astronomical meetings in Wales.