Drew Bumbak

Drew Bumbak on Solar Weather

In this episode of Civil Defense Radio, we speak with Drew Bumbak who is an experienced emergency manager with extensive experience in emergency response at both the local and national levels about a Grid Down situation due to the Sun.

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Resources

Three great overviews of space weather and the associated terms are from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena

Space.com https://www.space.com/11506-space-weather-sunspots-solar-flares-coronal-mass-ejections.html

SolarStorms.org http://www.solarstorms.org/SPrimer.html

Near miss of 2012 – https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/23jul_superstorm
Sun capable of producing Kepler superflares – http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab14e6
Intensity and Impact of the New York Railroad Superstorm of May 1921 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019SW002250
Lloyds of London Solar storm risk to the North American electric grid https://www.lloyds.com/news-and-insight/risk-insight/library/natural-environment/solar-storm
Mitre Corporation / DHS study Impacts of Severe Space Weather on the Electric Grid https://fas.org/irp/agency/dod/jason/spaceweather.pdf
Forbes article on A Trillion Dollar Storm Looms
https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/10/10/a-trillion-dollar-storm-looms-for-earth-and-its-not-a-hurricane/amp/

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