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Present day challenges in understanding the geomagnetic hazard to national power grids

Thomson, A.W.P. and Gaunt, C.T. and Cilliers, P. and Wild, J.A. and Opperman, B. and McKinnell, L.A. and Kotze, P. and Ngwire, C.M. and Lotz, S.I. (2010) Present day challenges in understanding the geomagnetic hazard to national power grids. Advances in Space Research, 45 (9). pp. 1182-1190. ISSN 0273-1177

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    Abstract

    Power grids and pipeline networks at all latitudes are known to be at risk from the natural hazard of geomagnetically induced cur- rents. At a recent workshop in South Africa, UK and South African scientists and engineers discussed the current understanding of this hazard, as it affects major power systems in Europe and Africa. They also summarised, to better inform the public and industry, what can be said with some certainty about the hazard and what research is yet required to develop useful tools for geomagnetic hazard mitigation.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Space Research
    Uncontrolled Keywords: GIC ; Space Weather DCS-publications-id ; art-995 ; DCS-publications-credits ; iono ; DCS-publications-personnel-id ; 104
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 33520
    Deposited By: Dr Steve Marple
    Deposited On: 27 May 2010 11:29
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 17:10
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33520

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