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Space weather may have harmful effects on ground-based structures even in Brazil

Space weather may have harmful effects on ground-based structures even in Brazil

The risk of the so called GIC currents caused by space weather should be taken into consideration in the Brazilian power network although the country is situated at a low latitude.

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Risto Pirjola, tel. +1-613-8375138, +358-50-5996893, risto.pirjola@fmi.fi

Cleiton Barbosa, Livia Alves, Ramon Caraballo, Gelvam A. Hartmann, Andres R. R. Papa and Risto J. Pirjola: Analysis of geomagnetically induced currents at a low-latitude region over the solar cycles 23 and 24: comparison between measurements and calculations, Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, Vol. 5, A35, doi: 10.1051/swsc/2015036, 9 pp., 2015.

http://www.swsc-journal.org/articles/swsc/pdf/2015/01/swsc150056.pdf


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