Magnetic storms and induction hazards

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Abstract

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].

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Magnetic storms and induction hazards
Series title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
DOI 10.1002/2014EO480001
Volume 95
Issue 48
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher AGU Publications
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 445
Last page 446
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N