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Space Weather FAQ Interviews

NASA scientists answer some frequently asked questions about the sun, space weather, and the effects on Earth. Each video is one or more scientists responding to the question above it. The videos are available as ProRes files for broadcast use and have had minor audio equalizing and color correction applied.

The scientists interviewed are:

Dr. Holly Gilbert, NASA Heliophysicist
Dr. Alex Young, NASA Heliophysicist
Dr. Phil Chamberlin, NASA Research Heliophysicist and SDO Deputy Project Scientist

There are also two short videos created with this interview content. They are available here.

Additional responses to these questions are available upon specific request.

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What is space weather? Holly Gilbert answers.    What is space weather?

Holly Gilbert answers.

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What is a solar flare? Phil Chamberlin answers.    What is a solar flare?

Phil Chamberlin answers.

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What is a coronal mass ejection (CME)? Phil Chamberlin answers.    What is a coronal mass ejection (CME)?

Phil Chamberlin answers.

For complete transcript, click here.
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What are solar energetic particles (SEP)? Phil Chamberlin and Holly Gilbert answer.    What are solar energetic particles (SEP)?

Phil Chamberlin and Holly Gilbert answer.

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What is the solar wind? Alex Young answers.    What is the solar wind?

Alex Young answers.

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What is a solar storm? Alex Young answers.    What is a solar storm?

Alex Young answers.

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What causes flares and CMEs? Phil Chamberlin answers.    What causes flares and CMEs?

Phil Chamberlin answers.

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Do all flares and CMEs hit the Earth? Alex Young and Phil Chamberlin answer.    Do all flares and CMEs hit the Earth?

Alex Young and Phil Chamberlin answer.

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What happens when a flare or CME reaches the Earth? Alex Young answers.    What happens when a flare or CME reaches the Earth?

Alex Young answers.

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How long does it take for space weather to reach the Earth? Alex Young, Holly Gilbert, and Phil Chamberlin answer.    How long does it take for space weather to reach the Earth?

Alex Young, Holly Gilbert, and Phil Chamberlin answer.

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How does space weather affect me personally? Phil Chamberlin answers.    How does space weather affect me personally?

Phil Chamberlin answers.

For complete transcript, click here.
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What protects us from space weather? Holly Gilbert and Phil Chamberlin answer.    What protects us from space weather?

Holly Gilbert and Phil Chamberlin answer.

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What is the solar flare scale? Holly Gilbert answers.    What is the solar flare scale?

Holly Gilbert answers.

For complete transcript, click here.
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What is the solar cycle? Alex Young answers.    What is the solar cycle?

Alex Young answers.

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What is solar maximum? Holly Gilbert answers.    What is solar maximum?

Holly Gilbert answers.

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Could a really powerful CME strip off the Earth's magnetic field? Holly Gilbert answers.    Could a really powerful CME strip off the Earth's magnetic field?

Holly Gilbert answers.

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Could a really large flare kill people on Earth? Phil Chamblerlin answers.    Could a really large flare kill people on Earth?

Phil Chamblerlin answers.

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What is a geomagnetic storm? Alex Young answers.    What is a geomagnetic storm?

Alex Young answers.

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What is the KP index? Alex Young answers.    What is the KP index?

Alex Young answers.

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Why are all the images and video of the sun in strange colors? Alex Young answers.    Why are all the images and video of the sun in strange colors?

Alex Young answers.

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What powers the sun? Holly Gilbert answers.    What powers the sun?

Holly Gilbert answers.

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What causes the Northern Lights (auroras)? Phil Chamberlin and Holly Gilbert answer.    What causes the Northern Lights (auroras)?

Phil Chamberlin and Holly Gilbert answer.

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Why is it important to forecast solar events? Holly Gilbert answers.    Why is it important to forecast solar events?

Holly Gilbert answers.

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Why do we use satellites to look at the sun when we can do it from the ground? Phil Chamberlin answers.    Why do we use satellites to look at the sun when we can do it from the ground?

Phil Chamberlin answers.

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Why does NASA need a fleet of spacecraft to study space weather? Holly Gilbert answers.    Why does NASA need a fleet of spacecraft to study space weather?

Holly Gilbert answers.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10941
Animation Number:10941
Completed:2012-03-20
Video Editor:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Interviewees:Holly Gilbert (NASA/GSFC)
 C. Alex Young (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
 Phil Chamberlin (NASA/GSFC)
Producers:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
 Genna Duberstein (USRA)
Project Support:Swarupa Nune (Vantage)
Videographer:Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
Series:Narrated Movies
Goddard TV Tape:G2012-032 -- General Heliophysics Space Weather Interviews
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
 
Keywords:
SVS >> CME
SVS >> Coronal Mass Ejection
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Solar Flare
SVS >> Solar Ultraviolet
SVS >> Solar Wind
SVS >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions
SVS >> Space Weather
SVS >> Interview
SVS >> Heliophysics
SVS >> Solar Storm
SVS >> Corona
 
 


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