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Project Introduction: Space Weather Impacts on the UK Railway Network

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Track circuits are widely used signalling systems that use electrical currents to detect the presence or absence of a train in predefined sections of a railway network, as such, they are susceptible to interference from geomagnetically induced currents.

This work aims to determine the impact space weather has on realistic track circuits across geologically different regions of the UK under various storm conditions. This will be achieved using the Spherical Elementary Current System method of geomagnetic field interpolation, a ground conductivity model of the UK, a 1D-layered model to provide estimations of the geoelectric field and track circuit modelling techniques developed by Boteler (2021).

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TitleSpace Weather Impact on Ground-based Systems (SWIGS) Annual Workshop
Abbreviated titleSWIGS Annual Workshop
Degree of recognitionInternational event