IMAGE & Space Weather
"Meanwhile, the year-old IMAGE satellite generates global portraits
of the subatomic particles from the sun as they crash into Earth's
magnetic field. This information, combined with input from other,
earlier satellites, enables researchers at the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration to produce plots of electrical activity as
readily as TV weathercasters track hurricanes."
April issue of Discover magazine highlights IMAGE's
contribution to understanding Space Weather
IMAGE real-time data are used by NOAA's Space Environment Center
Above: Auroras light up Earth's poles as a solar storm sweeps by. The
IMAGE satellite captures the swiftly changing glow.