As a result of solar storms in March, the Earth's atmosphere has warmed Facts
Solar activity, which is observed in the last few weeks has brought not only the remarkable aurora. According to recent studies, as a result of solar activity in March 2012, the Earth's upper atmosphere to get energy in an amount sufficient to ensure that all citizens of New York for two years. Although the flow of solar energy has caused interference to low-orbit satellites, they were not as severe as expected.
"It is believed that this is the biggest dose of energy, resulting solar storm since 2005" — said Martin Mlynchak of NASA Langley Research Center. Solar flares began March 6, and March 8 coronal mass ejections are faced with Earth's magnetic field. Over the following days, the upper atmosphere has absorbed about 26 billion kilowatt-hours of energy. Carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide — two of the most efficient cooling in the atmosphere — have been able to reflect 95% of the total amount back into space. The data were obtained using a tool TIMED satellite NASA TIMED, collecting information about infrared radiation from the upper layer of the atmosphere.
Experts claim that solar storms will occur in the near future, since the minimum of solar activity is over.