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magnetic storm
A perturbation of the Earth's magnetic field, caused by solar disturbances, usually lasting for a brief period (several days) and characterized by large deviations from the usual value of at least one component of the field. Note: Magnetic storms can affect radio propagation because they disturb the ionosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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