Solar storms drain charged particles from large parts of Earth’s ionosphere – Electric Universe

Solar storms drain charged particles from large parts of Earth’s ionosphere – UPI.com

“Observations from a global navigation satellite system showed the 2014 storm flooded patches of the upper atmosphere above Greenland with charged particles. But just south of theses charged patches, readings showed areas as large as 300 to 600 miles wide nearly devoid of charged particles…

The mix of electrons and ions in the ionosphere, the highest layer of Earth’s atmosphere, bounce radio waves back towards Earth and play an important role in the the functioning of GPS and other satellite communication systems. Both an excess and a dearth of charged particles can disrupt these systems.”

Charged particles also can move the Jet Stream causing a change in weather.

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