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What Geomagnetic Storms release proton or electron?

  1. Mar 11, 2012 #1
    Does anyone have any suggestions whether proton or electron or other is shooting outward from the Sun during the Geomagnetic Storms?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2012 #2

    Chalnoth

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    Oh, yes, the Sun shoots out quite a lot of protons and electrons all the time, not just during solar flares and the like. You may be interested in reading up on the Solar wind.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 #3
    During Geomagnetic Storms, does anyone have any suggestions on what cause electrical devices fail? Will it be too much protons and electrons on air? which create a spark and burn the circuit.
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
  5. Mar 12, 2012 #4

    Chalnoth

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    Oh, well, the atmosphere stops most of the charged particles from reaching us, though these storms are a significant danger to satellites. The charged particles, on impact with the satellites, cause electrical current spikes in their electronics, which can cause errors or, in rare cases, damage. They also add additional noise in the radio spectrum, reducing radio and broadcast TV reception. But there is basically no effect of such storms on electronics on the ground.
     
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