Magnetic storms are potentially hazardous to the activities and technological infrastructure of modern civilization. This reality was dramatically demonstrated during the great magnetic storm of March 1989, when surface geoelectric fields, produced by the interaction of the time-varying geomagnetic field with the Earth's electrically conducting interior, coupled onto the overlying Hydro-Québec electric power grid in Canada. Protective relays were tripped, the grid collapsed, and about 9 million people were temporarily left without electricity [Bolduc, 2002].
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Magnetic storms and induction hazards|
|Series title||Eos, Earth and Space Science News|
|Contributing office(s)||Geologic Hazards Science Center|
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|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
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