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PREFERRED TERM
magnetic storms  
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • geomagnetic storms
SCOPE NOTE
  • A period of time during which the earth's magnetic field varies rapidly. During magnetic storms, satellite electronics can be damaged through the build up and subsequent discharge of static electric charges and astronauts and high-altitude pilots can be subjected to increased levels of radiation.
URI
https://www2.usgs.gov/science/USGSThesaurus/magnetic%20storms
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