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What characterizes planetary space weather?

Lilensten, J; Coates, AJ; Dehant, V; Dudok de Wit, T; Horne, RB; Leblanc, F; Luhmann, J; ... Barthelemy, M; + view all (2014) What characterizes planetary space weather? The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review , 22 (1) 10.1007/s00159-014-0079-6. Green open access

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Space weather has become a mature discipline for the Earth space environment. With space exploration, it is more and more necessary to understand the space environments of bodies other than Earth. This is the background for an emerging aspect of the space weather discipline: planetary space weather. In this article, we explore what characterizes planetary space weather, using some examples throughout the solar system. We consider energy sources and timescales, the characteristics of solar system objects and interaction pro- cesses. We discuss several developments of space weather interactions including the effects on planetary radiation belts, atmospheric escape, habitability and effects on space systems. We discuss future considerations and conclude that planetary space weather will be of increasing importance for future planetary missions.

Type: Article
Title: What characterizes planetary space weather?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s00159-014-0079-6
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00159-014-0079-6
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2014. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.
Keywords: space weather, planets, atmospheres
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1455554
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