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JOURNAL: Volume 13, No. 3, 2023, p. 341-352

HEADING: Research activities in the Arctic

AUTHORS: Yagova, N.V., Rozenberg, I.N., Gvishiani, A.D., Sakharov, Y.A., Garanin, S.L., Voronin, V.A., Pilipenko, V.A., Dubchak, I.A.

ORGANIZATIONS: Polar Geophysical Institute of the Kola Scientific Center of RAS , Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of Russian Academ of Sciences, Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian University of Transport, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Research and project Institute of railway transport informatics, automatics and communication systems

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2023-3-341-352

UDC: 550.385

The article was received on: 06.01.2023

Keywords: space weather, geomagnetic disturbances, railways

Bibliographic description: Yagova, N.V., Rozenberg, I.N., Gvishiani, A.D., Sakharov, Y.A., Garanin, S.L., Voronin, V.A., Pilipenko, V.A., Dubchak, I.A. Study of geomagnetic activity impact on functioning of railway automatics in Russian Arctic. Arktika: ekologiya i ekonomika. [Arctic: Ecology and Economy], 2023, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 341-352. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2023-3-341-352. (In Russian).


The authors study the possible influence of geomagnetic activity of railway automatics in the Russian Arctic. For the analysis they use the indices of global and regional geomagnetic activity along with the archive of failures on the Northern section of the Oktyabrskaya railway in 2001—2006. The geomagnetic activity is found to be higher for days with failures than for days without the ones. This effect manifests itself in different types of geomagnetic disturbances, including magnetic storms, characterized by the storm index Dst, auroral activations, quantified in AE and EI indices, as well as in local index WY indicating spectral power of geomagnetic variations in milliHerz frequency range. The maximum differences for days with and without failures are obtained for index values averaged over 2—4 days. At the same time, the researchers have found no significant differences between failures for which a cause not related to geomagnetic disturbance is a priori indicated, and those for which such a cause is not identified.

Finance info: The study was supported by the RSCF grant No.21-77-30010


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