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New tools to forecast space weather

The impact of solar storms on the earth's weather is being more carefully scrutinised to prevent potential disruption to electronic systems.

The Met Office is opening a new space weather forecasting centre in Exeter to help protect the earth's infrastructure from potential impact from solar storms.

Jonathan Amos reports.

  • 08 Oct 2014
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