Historical Analysis of Geomagnetic Storm Scales in Austria

Rachel Louise Bailey*, Roman Leonhardt, Christian Möstl, Philipp Schachinger, Dennis Albert

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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.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationConrad Observatory Journal
Subtitle of host publicationCOBS Journal
Place of PublicationWien
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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