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CME Heating the Atmosphere

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Solar panels in outer space on Space Stations collected the Electrons that are being pushed onto it by sunlight (Photons) that generates the electricity. Electrons in outer space!? A Solar Flare proves that there are enough Electrons out there to be pushed onto Earth that causes big problems to Earths power grid.. Watch.
Included link to story titled 'NASA measures impact of huge solar flare on Earth's atmosphere'

my comment:

Electrons are not pushed by photons. Electrons are affected by electromagnetic forces.

It is difficult to determine how significant these observations are.

From the story:
The upper atmosphere heated up, and huge spikes occurred in infrared emission from nitric oxide and carbon dioxide.
"SABER has a unique, continuous record of over 3,700 days observation of the climate and energy balance of the Earth's upper and outer atmosphere," Mlynczak said.

The CME is observed to heat certain gases in the outermost layers of the atmosphere.

The CME collisions could affect the ozone layer which absorbs much of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation.

The observed heating of CO2 and NO resulted from the kinetic energy of the incoming CME particles colliding with those molecules, a transfer of kinetic energy, observed as thermal energy in infrared.
This heating is in layers high above where weather is directly affected.

"The data set is a vital resource for study of atmospheric trends, for validating atmospheric models of the region, and for evaluating our understanding of solar/atmosphere coupling, he said.
"We don't know yet how these affect weather or climate -- likely there is not any direct effect," he said, "but there may be, over time, influences on ozone that affect climate."

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