Thread: Webinar: Down to Earth with an Electric Hazard from Space, 4/19 3 PM Eastern

Started: 2017-04-10 23:17:39
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Please register for *Down to Earth with an Electric Hazard from Space*
on *April 19, 2017 3:00 PM EDT* at:

*Presented by:* Dr. Jeffrey J. Love, USGS Geomagnetism Program

*Abstract:* Electric fields induced in the Earth’s conducting interior
during magnetic storms can interfere with the operation of
electric-power grid systems. In extreme cases, these geoelectric fields
can damage high-voltage transformers and cause blackouts. Maps of
extreme-event geoelectric amplitude can help utility companies evaluate
the vulnerability of their systems to this ground-level space-weather
hazard. We discuss the construction of such maps using data from the
EarthScope magnetotelluric survey and from long-operating magnetic
observatories. This project is a collaboration between solid-Earth and
space-physics scientists, and it is motivated by the U.S. National Space
Weather Action Plan.

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information about joining the webinar. NOTE: Registration does not
confirm or guarantee you will have a spot during the webinar, as we are
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