author = "Balan, Nalan and Batista, Inez Staciarini and Ram, S. Tulasi and 
                         Rajesh, P. K.",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "A new parameter of geomagnetic storms for the severity of space 
              journal = "Geoscience Letters",
                 year = "2016",
               volume = "3",
               number = "3",
             abstract = "Using the continuous Dst data available since 1957 and H component 
                         data for the Carrington space weather event of 1859, the paper 
                         shows that the mean value of Dst during the main phase of 
                         geomagnetic storms, called mean DstMP, is a unique parameter that 
                         can indicate the severity of space weather. All storms having high 
                         mean DstMP (\≤\−250 nT), which corresponds to high 
                         amount of energy input in the magnetosphereionosphere system in 
                         short duration, are found associated with severe space weather 
                         events that caused all known electric power outages and telegraph 
                         system failures.",
                  doi = "10.1186/s40562-016-0036-5",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40562-016-0036-5",
                 issn = "2196-4092",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "24 nov. 2020"