Skip to content

Due to scheduled maintenance, online ordering, in regions where offered, will not be available on this site from 08:00 until 10:00 BST on Sunday 21st April. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Storms in Space

Storms in Space

$35.99 (G)

  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107411531

$ 35.99 (G)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Imagine what an extra-terrestrial Weather Channel would be like, with a professional space weatherman as your forecaster, and you get rather close to the astounding aspects of nature described in John Freeman's Storms in Space. Known only to a handful of space scientists, yet capable of disrupting technical systems as extensive as communication satellites and electric power grids Storms in Space is the first book to unveil the unseen elements of outer space. Opening with a series of vignettes (describing how the Northern and Southern lights [the aurora] are a visible manifestation of space storms, or how satellites serve as weather stations in space), Freeman provides visual analogies to help illustrate the effects of a storm in space on people. These vignettes explore the chain of events that lead to the storm and to connect the facets of the storm with the scenes in the vignettes. Freeman details the state of the art in forecasting space storms, the models that are used, and the prospects for their future improvement. He also describes the hazards of space storms for human technological systems including human space flight. Storms in Space provides both a new understanding and appreciation of how seemingly insignificant disturbances out there can have major effects right here. John W. Freeman is Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. Over the past 35 years he has directed a number of satellite instrumentation projects, including the Apollo 12, 14, and 15 projects for which he was awarded the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement (1973). He has also served as Editor-in-Chief of Space Power. Freeman is currently working to develop a model that will forecast the intensity of the Van Allen Radiation Belts and helping to build a National Space Weather Service.

    • Describes a fascinating, unseen world that is unknown to all but a handful of experts
    • Written by a leading expert on space weather, from an intensely personal perspective
    • Contains a unique interview with a professional space weatherman
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "The writer's style is descriptive, helping the reader visualize what is actually unseen by the eye.... I enjoyed the book and recommend it for anyone who wants to learn about storms in space, their origin, and their impacts." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107411531
    • length: 162 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The cast of characters
    Vignettes of the storm
    1. Two kinds of weather
    2. The saga of the storm
    3. Weather stations in space
    4. Lights in the night: the signature of the storm
    5. A walking tour of the magnetosphere
    6. The sun: where it all begins
    7. Nowcasting and forecasting storms in space
    8. Technology and the risks from storms in space
    9. A conversation with Joe Allen
    10. Manned exploration and space weather hazards
    11. The present and future of space weather forecasting
    Mathematical appendix. A closer look
    Figure captions.

  • Author

    John W. Freeman, Rice University, Houston

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.