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Volume 14 | Copyright
Adv. Geosci., 14, 271-275, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-14-271-2008
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  10 Apr 2008

10 Apr 2008

Space storms as natural hazards

L. I. Dorman1, N. G. Ptitsyna2, G. Villoresi3, V. V. Kasinsky4, N. N. Lyakhov4, and M. I. Tyasto2 L. I. Dorman et al.
  • 1Israel Cosmic Ray Center affiliated to Tel Aviv University and Technion, Qazrin, Israel
  • 2SPbIZMIRAN, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 3University "Roma Tre", Rome, Italy
  • 4Irkutsk Institute of Railway Transport, Irkutsk, Russia

Abstract. Eruptive activity of the Sun produces a chain of extreme geophysical events: high-speed solar wind, magnetic field disturbances in the interplanetary space and in the geomagnetic field and also intense fluxes of energetic particles. Space storms can potentially destroy spacecrafts, adversely affect astronauts and airline crew and human health on the Earth, lead to pipeline breaking, melt electricity transformers, and discontinue transmission. In this paper we deal with two consequences of space storms: (i) rise in failures in the operation of railway devices and (ii) rise in myocardial infarction and stroke incidences.

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