Possible Impacts of Space Weather

Geomagnetic Activity
Activity Levels Possible Impacts
Quiet
  • Power Systems: Impacts are not expected
  • Aeromagnetic surveys: Impacts are not expected
  • Directional Drilling: Impacts are not expected
Unsettled
  • Power Systems: Impacts are not expected
  • Aeromagnetic surveys: Impacts are not expected
  • Directional Drilling: Impacts are not expected
Active
  • Power Systems: Impacts are not expected
  • Aeromagnetic surveys: Potential for disruption
  • Directional Drilling: Potential for deviations
Stormy
  • Power Systems: Possibility of weak voltage fluctuations
  • Aeromagnetic surveys: Potential for significant disruptions
  • Directional Drilling: Potential for significant deviations
Major Storm
  • Power Systems: Geomagnetically induced currents may cause misoperation of protective relays and transformer heating
  • Aeromagnetic surveys: Potential for severe disruptions
  • Directional Drilling: Potential for severe deviations
Geostationary Satellite Environment
Activity Levels Possible Impacts
Low
  • Geostationary Satellites: No risk of internal charging
Normal
  • Geostationary Satellites: No risk of internal charging
Moderate
  • Geostationary Satellites: Moderate risk of internal charging
High
  • Geostationary Satellites: High risk of internal charging
Very High
  • Geostationary Satellites: Very high risk of internal charging