Geomagnetically Induced Currents from the Sun to the Power Grid – eBook


  • Authors: Jennifer L. Gannon, Andrei Swidinsky, Zhonghua Xu
  • File Size: 27 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union
  • Publication Date: September 6, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119434343
  • ISBN-13: 9781119434344


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

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

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

Volume highlights include:

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

NOTE: The product includes the ebook, Geomagnetically Induced Currents from the Sun to the Power Grid,  in PDF. No access codes are included.