Geomagnetically Induced Currents from the Sun to the Power Grid

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Jennifer L. Gannon, Andrei Swidinsky, Zhonghua Xu
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 15, 2019 - Science - 256 pages

An introduction to geomagnetic storms and the hazards they pose at the Earth’s surface

Geomagnetic storms are a type of space weather event that can create Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs) which, once they reach Earth’s surface, can interfere with power grids and transport infrastructure. Understanding the characteristics and impacts of GICs requires scientific insights from solar physics, magnetospheric physics, aeronomy, and ionospheric physics, as well as geophysics and power engineering.

Geomagnetically Induced Currents from the Sun to the Power Grid is a practical introduction for researchers and practitioners that provides tools and techniques from across these disciplines.

Volume highlights include:

  • Analysis of causes of geomagnetic storms that create GICs
  • Data and methods used to analyze and forecast GIC hazard
  • GIC impacts on the infrastructure of the bulk power system
  • Analysis techniques used in different areas of GIC research
  • New methods to validate and predict GICs in transmission systems
 

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Contents

Contributors
1
CONTRIBUTORS
3
Techniques and Comparisons
15
Magnetohydrodynamic Models of B and Their Use in GIC Estimates
43
Jeffrey J Love
57
Empirical Modeling of the Geomagnetic Field for GIC Predictions
67
Geoelectric Field Generation by FieldAligned Currents
79
Geomagnetic Induction
95
Geomagnetism Program United States Geological Daniel Welling
103
The Magnetotelluric Method and Its Application to Understanding
107
Comparison Validation
153
Power System Impacts
175
Geomagnetically Induced Currents from Extreme Space Weather Events
195
Mitigating Power System Response to GICs in Known Networks
219
Index
233
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Jennifer L. Gannon, Computational Physics, Inc., USA

Andrei Swidinsky, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Zhonghua Xu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

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