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Geomagnetically Induced Currents from the Sun to the Power Grid

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Geomagnetically Induced Currents from the Sun to the Power Grid

Jennifer Gannon (Editor), Andrei Swidinsky (Editor), Zonghua Xu (Editor), Antti Pulkkinen (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-43434-4 October 2019 American Geophysical Union 256 Pages

Description

Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs) are a cross-disciplinary topic, involving science from solar physics, magnetospheric physics, aeronomy and ionospheric physics, as well as deep earth geophysics and power engineering. Topics addressed in Geomagnetically Induced Currents from the Sun to the Power Grid will cross-cut these genres, focusing only on the sub-fields that are relevant to GICs, such as geo-effective solar wind conditions, analysis of storm-time ionospheric parameters that produce the most hazardous GIC conditions, and validation techniques from actual power systems.

Volume highlights include:

-      Background of what causes the geomagnetic storms that create GICs, methods and data used in analyzing GIC hazard on the surface of the earth
-      Analyses of the impacts on the critical infrastructure of the bulk power system
-      State of the art analysis techniques in the sub-domains of GIC research, such as the use of 3D conductivity data, magnetic observation interpolation techniques and new ways of validating and predicting GICs in real transmission systems

Geomagnetically Induced Currents from the Sun to the Power Grid is a valuable resource for a broad range of scientists, including space physicists, geophysicists, professionals working within the power industry, high-level undergraduate students and graduate students in earth and space sciences.