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TitleAn overview of space weather and potential impacts on power systems a Canadian perspective
AuthorFiori, R A D; Boteler, D H; Trichtchenko, L; Nikolic, L; Lam, H L; Danskin, D; McKee, L
SourceIR3 Infrastructure Resilience Risk Reporter vol. 1, issue 3, 2015 p. 18-25
Year2015
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150240
PublisherCarleton University
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper
File formatpdf
ProvinceCanada; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectsgeophysics; extraterrestrial geology; magnetism; electric power; solar variations; solar energy; geomagnetism
Illustrationsmap; diagrams; structural diagrams; photographs; graphs; geomagnetic diagram; geomagnetic map
ProgramNorthern Canada Geohazards Project, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractSpace weather, primarily due to activity on the Sun, can have impacts on Earth and space-based technologies and infrastructure including adverse effects on power systems. This is particularly true for Canada as effected regions are concentrated at Canadian latitudes. The potential threat to power systems is a driving force in developing forecasts to predict when systems are at risk. The Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre (CSWFC) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is responsible for monitoring, forecasting, and reporting on space weather and space weather impacts in an effort to reduce the vulnerability of Canadian infrastructure to space weather.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Space weather refers to the dynamic conditions on the Sun and in the space environment, in particular, in the near-Earth environment, that can affect critical infrastructure. NRCan operates the Canadian Space Weather Forecast Centre and conducts research into space weather effects on power systems, pipelines, radio communications and GNSS positioning to help Canadian industry understand and mitigate the effects of space weather. This paper provides a general review of space weather and its impact on power systems, and describes NRCan¿s role in monitoring geomagnetic activity in Canada.
GEOSCAN ID296967