space weather

Good grief! As if regular old atmospheric inclement weather wasn’t enough to worry about, now we can worry about inclement ionospheric weather too! The fire season appears to be coming early and strong, which may make it difficult to conduct prescribed burns and work outdoors. The upcoming solar maximum appears to be coming early and strong, which makes it difficult to use our precision GPS machines, which are essential to our fieldwork.

Here’s a MnDOT bulletin from today warning us to expect bad performance of gps due to space weather rocking the satellites.

Read more about the the Solar Cycle 25 peak:


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