Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Resource Page

CME Articles | HEMP Articles | Books | Videos | Reports | Presentations

Last Updated: 29 October 2019


This page contains links to a variety of material on all flavors of EMP.

This page 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

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

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.

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

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.

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,

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.

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



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.



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

American Blackout 2013
2013, National Geographic, 1hr 27:00 min. The story imagines a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack, told in real-time over a 10 day period.






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