Geomagnetic storms

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Geomagnetic storms are temporary disturbances of Earth's magnetosphere. They are caused by solar wind shock waves or clouds of magnetic field interacting with the Earth's magnetic field. A severe geomagnetic storm could potentially shut down power grids on a continental scale for months (Open Philanthropy 2015).months.[1]

Open Philanthropy (2015) Geomagnetic storms, Open Philanthropy, July.

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    Open Philanthropy (2015) Geomagnetic storms, Open Philanthropy, July.

Geomagnetic storms are temporary disturbances of Earth's magnetosphere. They are caused by solar wind shock waves or clouds of magnetic field interacting with the Earth's magnetic field. A severe geomagnetic storm could potentially shut down power grids on a continental scale for months (Open Philanthropy 2015).

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Open Philanthropy (2015) Geomagnetic storms, Open Philanthropy, July.

Roodman, David (2015a) Geomagnetic storms: using extreme value theory to gauge the risk, Open Philanthropy, July 13.

Roodman, David (2015b) Geomagnetic storms: an introduction to the risk, Open Philanthropy, June 29.

Roodman, David (2015c) Geomagnetic storms: history’s surprising, if tentative, reassurance, Open Philanthropy, July 2.

Roodman, David (2015d) Coming down to earth: what if a big geomagnetic storm does hit?, Open Philanthropy, August 21.

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