Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Resource Page


CME Articles | HEMP Articles | Books | Videos | Preparedness | Presentations

Last Updated: 7 October 2022


Introduction

This page contains links to a variety of material on all flavors of EMP and will be updated as additional material is identified.


CME / Solar EMP Articles

New Studies Warn of Cataclysmic Solar Superstorms
Jonathan O'Callaghan, Scientific American, September 2019

Near Miss: The solar superstorm of July 2012
Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA, 2014.

Geomagnetic Storms and Their Impacts on the U.S. Power Grid
John Kappenman, Metatech Corporation, prepared for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2010, 197 pages.

Severe Space Weather – Social and Economics Impacts
Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA, 2009.


HEMP Articles

The solar observatory in Big Bear could protect the planet, or at least give us a heads up , Southern California News Group, September 2022.

Electromagnetic Pulse Shielding Mitigations: Best Practices for Protection of Mission Critical Equipment
Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, August 2022, 16 pages.

U.S. Department of Energy Electromagnetic Pulse Resilience Action Plan
U.S. Department of Energy, January 2017; 26 pages

Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI) and Its Impact on the U.S. Power Grid
William Radasky and Edward Savage, Metatech Corporation, prepared for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2010, 53 pages.

Electromagnetic Pulse: Effects on the U.S. Power Grid
Executive Summary. The nation's power grid is vulnerable to the effects of an electromagnetic pulse, January 2010,

The Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack
(A2473) EMP Commission, April 2008, 208 pages.

Transient Radiation Effects on Electronics (TREE) Handbook
(A302734) Lewis Cohn et al, Defense Nuclear Agency, DOD, December 1995, 507 pages.

Comparison of the RF Frequency Spectra of HEMP and Lightening
(A234306) Martin A. Uman, U. of Florida, prepared for Defense Nuclear Agency, DOD, March 1991, 48 pages.

Bioelectromagnetic Effects of the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)
(A221552) Eugene L. Patrick and William L. Vault, Defense Technical Information Center, DOD, May 1990, 20 pages.

EMP Generation Mechanism and its Destructive Effect on C3I Network
Dr. K K Jha, Defence Electronics Application Laboratory, Dehradun; Published in IEEE ElectroMagnetic Interference and Compatibility 2006 Proceedings of the Int’l Conference.

EMP Handbook for Air Force Communications Service Communications-Electronics-Meteorological Engineers
(A060435) Support Engineering Branch, 1842 Electronics Engineering Group, USAF, October 1976, 78 pages.

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Books

One Second After (A John Matherson Novel)
William R. Forstchen, 2009, MacMillan. Fiction; this book deals with an unexpected electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States and how it affects the people living in and around the small American town.

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Videos

It missed us by 9 days
Dianna Cowern, Science Communicator, April 2022, 11:17 min. Solar superstorms and Aurora Science in Alaska.

Comparing CME's
Goddard Flight Space Center, September 2014, 2:14 min. This video features two model runs of a moderate coronal mass ejection (CME) from 2006 and the consequences of a large coronal mass ejection, such as The Carrington-Class CME of 1859.

American Blackout
National Geographic, February 2014, 1hr 27min. The story imagines a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack, told in real-time over a 10 day period. DVD sold on Amazon.

Effects of an Atomic Blast on Electrical Power Facilities
Ralph V.H. Wood, the Philadelphia Electric Company Project Officer for Edison Electric, May 1955, 24:41 min.

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Preparedness

EMP Survival
thesurvivalmom.com (Prep More, Worry Less). A collection of practical topics on all things EMP.

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Presentations

Preparing for an EMP
CARES, October 2022. Update to the 2017 presentation on EMP and what we can do to protect our equipment.

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Upcoming Activities


7 Dec 2022, New Member Orientation
A short introduction to CARES. 7pm-8pm, Location TBD   

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