The 23rd Cycle: Learning to Live with a Stormy Star

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Index
Accidents: crashes, 56; explosions, 92
Anomalies: aviation, 72; discharges, 66; satellite, 89; SEU, 67, 73
Blackouts: costs, 45; electrical, 12, 19; radio, 17; rarity, 38; sags, 38
Carbon-14, 115
Cell phones, 10
Coincidences, 88
Coronal mass ejection: April 1997, 114; density, 15; forecasting, 136, 140– 41; impacts, 135; warning, 136
Corrosion: pipeline, 92
Currents: auroral, 17; ground-induced, 47, 127; magnetism, 27; pipelines, 93
Disasters: costs, 169; human causes, 169
Electrical discharge, 67
Electrical outage: California 1996, 37– 39; Chicago 1997, 127; Foxboro Stadium, 19, 127; Geneva 1903, 39; March 1940, 39; Maryland 1999, 168; November 1965, 172; Quebec 1989, 3–7, 10
Electrical power: availability, 40, 46; currents, 41; grids, 41; ground-induced currents, 42; supply, 46
Electrojet current, 7
Electronics, off-the-shelf, 11, 82
Fiber optics: cables, 166; growth, 166; satellites, 167
Forecasting: costs, 145, 151; flares, 31, 138, 177; geomagnetic storms, 139, 141; history, 149–52; modeling, 144–46, 180; Nowcasts, 147; Powercast, 48, 159; power consumption, 46; programs, 148; Sunburst, 47
Garage doors, 8
Gas pipeline: corrosion, 12; Urals, 12
GEO orbits, 78: internet usage, 11
Great Aurora: April 1981, 111; April 1997, 114; April 2000, 126; August 1972, 40; February 1872, 28; February 1907, 57; February 1956, 31, 57; January 1938, 31; January 1997, 14; March 1940, 31; March 1989, 3, 50;

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Prologue xi
  • Part I - The Past 1
  • 1 - A Conflagration of Storms 3
  • 2 - Dancing in the Light 14
  • 3 - Hello? Is Anyone There? 25
  • Part II - The Present 35
  • 4 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place 37
  • 5 - We'Re Not in Kansas Anymore! 50
  • 6 - They Call Them “satellite Anomalies” 63
  • 7 - Business as Usual 75
  • 8 - Human Factors 92
  • 9 - Cycle 23 113
  • Part III - The Future 133
  • 10 - Through a Crystal Ball 135
  • Epilogue 161
  • Notes 171
  • Bibliography 183
  • Figure and Plate Credits 203
  • Index 205
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