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El Nino
Great Lakes
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A - Variation

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  1. What does the graph seem to tell us about the average number of geomagnetic disturbances?
  2. Besides the explanation that there are more disturbances, what other explanation is possible to explain the fact that the number of disturbances measured is increasing?

B - Cost vs. Cost

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  1. What kinds of problems can be avoided if power companies get early warnings of coming geomagnetic storms?

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  1. Why should you turn off your electric appliances whenever there is a power failure?

C - International Accord

  1. Explain why the cost of maintaining an early warning system for geomagnetic storms is justified.
  2. Why should all industrialized nations work together to set up the warning system?