Special Issue "The Impacts of Space Weather on Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 December 2020).
Interests: biostatistics; the associations between space weather and human health; the effects of weather and air pollution on human health; environment; epidemiology
Over the past decade, a growing number of studies have been focusing on the association between geomagnetic activity and other space weather phenomena (like space storms, solar proton events, solar flares, cosmic rays activity, Pc1 and Pc4-Pc5 geomagnetic pulsations, and high-speed solar wind) and human health, especially on the cardiovascular system. In recent years, the created databases of environmental data give an opportunity to evaluate the complex effect of space weather and atmospheric conditions on human health. Apart from this, technological advances allow one to simulate space weather conditions and increase access to high temporal resolution physiological data, which help to explain the physiological effect of space weather on humans. This enables new knowledge about the effect of space weather on human health.
The aim of this Special Issue is to showcase the new results of associations between space weather and various aspects of human health. The main topics of this issue are (1) the impact of space storms on humans, (2) the associations between solar wind variation and human health variables, (3) the complex effect of space weather and other environmental phenomena (e.g., air temperature, atmospheric pressure, seasonality, air pollution, and teleconnection patterns) on the risk of adverse health events or fluctuations in the physiological variables in humans, and (4) the complex effect of the Earth’s magnetic field and weather pattern on humans.
Prof. Dr. Jonė Venclovienė
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- Geomagnetic activity
- Solar wind
- Cosmic rays activity
- Space storms
- Atmospheric circulation
- Air temperature
- Cardiovascular system
- Peripheral circulation
- Mental health