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Quantifying the daily economic impact of extreme space weather due to failure in electricity transmission infrastructure

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Extreme space weather due to coronal mass ejections has the potential to cause considerable disruption to the global economy by damaging the transformers required to operate electricity transmission infrastructure. However, expert opinion is split between the potential outcome being one of a temporary regional blackout and of a more prolonged event. The temporary blackout scenario proposed by some is expected to last the length of the disturbance, with normal operations resuming after a coupl...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/2016SW001491

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE
Subgroup:
Environmental Change Institute
ORCID:
0000-0002-2766-008X
Skelton, A More by this author
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ORCID:
0000-0002-0412-6407
Thomson, AWP More by this author
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ORCID:
0000-0001-7518-0446
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Space Weather Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
65-83
Publication date:
2017-01-17
Acceptance date:
2016-12-03
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EISSN:
1542-7390
ISSN:
1539-4956
Pubs id:
pubs:861229
URN:
uri:f9d4c5f7-48c0-4c77-bc36-51e3cabf34c3
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uuid:f9d4c5f7-48c0-4c77-bc36-51e3cabf34c3
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