Just a few weeks ago, the Netherlands was treated to the fascinating spectacle of the Northern Lights. Noora Partamies, an expert in this field, sheds light on this phenomenon.
Partemies explains how the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis occur, what they are, what their effects are, and why they are important to study. The atmospheres of the polar regions are constantly bombarded by energetic electrons, which cause the aurora borealis, and sometimes by more energetic protons from solar eruptions. Behind the scenes, these particles have much longer-lasting effects than just the emission of light.
Noora Partamies from the University Centre in Svalbard, Arctic Norway, has a research career focused on the effects of space weather on the polar atmosphere. This includes auroral and ionospheric physics as well as coupling processes between solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere and the neutral atmosphere.
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