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Taking the "Surprise" out of Surprise Solar Storms

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Image from a simulated interplanetary disturbance caused by an solar magnetic eruption (SME)

An image from a simulated interplanetary disturbance caused by a solar mangetic eruption (SME). Streams of charged particles ejected from the upper atmosphere of the sun (blue isosurface) and magnetic field (red field lines) are shown.

Credit: Image of visualization by John Clyne, NCAR/CISL, copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research 2002. Visualization based on research by the following scientists: Dusan Odstrcil, NOAA/SEC, Jon Linker, SAIC, Zoran Mikic, SAIC, Roberto Lionello, SAIC. Use for noncommercial, non-profit research or educational purposes only. Contact UCAR for permissions regarding additional use.

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