The story of how scientists came to understand solar activity and its geophysical effects is a long and complicated one. Here are a few short essays that provide a bit more insight into some of the issues covered in this book. For more details visit the Astronomy Cafe web site atwww.theastronomycafe.net
Marconi fully expected that radio broadcasting would be resilient to solar disturbances compared to telegraphy and telephony, because it used a very different medium to transmit its signals. While disturbances from the September 1909 Great Aurora were recorded worldwide in a variety of telegraph and telephone systems, he considered this storm and its impacts a lesson to
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Publication information: Book title: The 23rd Cycle:Learning to Live with a Stormy Star. Contributors: Sten F. Odenwald - Author. Publisher: Columbia University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 171.
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