We are all familiar with changes in the weather on the Earth's surface. But weather also occurs in space.

The Sun is responsible for disturbances in our space environment. The Sun and its atmosphere are always changing, in a sense having a weather of their own. This can have an adverse affect on the geospace environment. Geospace is and active region above the Earth's surface that includes the ionosphere, thermosphere and the magnetosphere. Today a number of space-borne and ground based technologies are being used to study variations in the geospace environment called Space Weather. In the Center for Space Sciences we study these variations using rocket and satellite insrumentation and sophisticated numerical models. You can learn more by navigating the links to the right.