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Dr. Ryuho Kataoka’s “Extreme Space Weather” is published

May 13, 2022

Dr. Ryuho Kataoka, Associate Professor of National Institute of Polar Research, recently published a new book entitled “Extreme Space Weather.”

Title: Extreme Space Weather
Author: Ryuho Kataoka
Language: English
Paperback ISBN: 9780128225370
eBook ISBN: 9780128225387
Imprint: Elsevier

Comment from Dr. Ryuho Kataoka

Modern society, supported by advanced technology as represented by satellites, is susceptible to the space environmental change, and so-called "space weather forecasting" will become increasingly important throughout the world in the future. The more we study the near-Earth space environment, the more mysterious it becomes, and the more academic interest there emerges. Understanding extremely large solar flares, giant magnetic storms, and their possible effects on modern society are the cutting-edge research topics. This book is aimed for graduate students and researchers in a hurry to be able to get a complete overview in a short period of time, about the underlying physics, actual data on complex related space weather phenomena, examples of historical events, the current state of the art in the simulation research and challenges in forecasting, and the negative impact on future lunar and Mars exploration. I hope that this book will be useful to those who pick it up.

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