Geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) can aect power transmission grids in the form of power operation problems in mild cases and power blackouts in extreme cases. To quantify the risk for Austria, we carried out an analysis of historical geomagnetic eld measurements from recent years - since the Conrad Observatory only spans the past ve years, this was extended to 25 years by using the data from nearby Furstenfeldbruck in Germany. Using a model of GICs validated using Conrad Observatory data and GIC measurements, we can estimate the scales of GICs during larger geomagnetic storms.
|Title of host publication||Conrad Observatory Journal|
|Subtitle of host publication||COBS Journal|
|Place of Publication||Wien|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|