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Part 3 in a discussion on How do changes in Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere affect us? Kyle Johnson – University of Colorado. Talks about meteor entry into the atmosphere (large flaming balls and little pieces of sand) leaving a trail visible on radar. They use the meteor trails to model affects on the lower atmosphere. Our daily lives depend on the Sun so it’s important in understanding the nature of that energy balance; it’s not a direct connection, but its all connected. He had always been interested in NASA and this carries over into his interest in this remote sensing of things you could never be able to touch. Persistence—wanting to know what goes on is the real key—so you’ll acquire the math skills as the tools to do this. Keep at it even if someone tells you that you can’t. Run time 03:41.