Solar physics and Space Weather: predictions and services (5/5)




Space weather can disrupt satellites, navigation and radio communication systems which can cause increased safety risks for airlines for example. In extreme cases, people aboard an aircraft may receive increased rontgen radiation. 

In our space weather room, observations from ground stations and satellites are collected, analyzed and interpreted 24/7. Our forecasters send out daily space weather reports. When suddenly a solar storm develops, we monitor it closely. Since 2019, we have been manning a global service center for civil aviation, PECASUS. We alert pilots when a severe solar storm occurs.

In this lecture, we will go deeper into the space weather forecasts and warnings. In the second part, we dive into the PECASUS dashboards that monitor the physical parameters important for GNSS, HF COM for aviation and radiation at flight altitude.


This is an online course. Registration is free of charge but obliged. The course will be in English.  

This series of lectures is set up in support of the newly established solar research group at the Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.


Organized by

Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence