The Impact of Space Weather on UK Railways

Patterson, Cameron and Wild, Jim (2021) The Impact of Space Weather on UK Railways. In: Space weather and the solid Earth: the hazard to technology at the Earth’s surface, 2021-03-122021-03-12, Online.

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Abstract

Some of the many manifestations of space weather’s effects on ground-based infrastructure are hazards to railway assets, with the potential of false signalling, damage to a train’s onboard transformer and even injury of track-side workers. Railway track circuits are key signalling mechanisms that are responsible for the safe and smooth operation of a railway network. By utilising track circuit modelling, geomagnetic field interpolation and UK conductivity models, the impact of space weather on the UK railways can be investigated. Initial results from a UK-focused modelling project will be presented and next steps proposed.

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Contribution to Conference (Poster)
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Space weather and the solid Earth: the hazard to technology at the Earth’s surface
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163471
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25 Oct 2022 13:23
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22 Nov 2022 14:51