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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Space Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2202
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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 10:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 00:34
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33520

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