Dunedin Aurora

Experimental Prototypes

This page is for prototype data, instruments, and software. Usually I'm just testing that gadgets are recording and displaying whatever data they're receiving. While this is happening, I'm also looking to see if there are any common trends appearing, especially during space weather events.

Power Harmonics

The idea here is that if we can't track the direct effects of space weather on the magnetic field, maybe we can observes it's effects by proxy, on the noise in the power network. Geomagnetically Induced Current is usually monitored directly in substation transformers. I want to see if any of this "leaks out" into the domestic power grid. Results have been ambivalent so far!