Magnetic observatories in the 21st Century : an endangered species?

Kerridge, David. 2007 Magnetic observatories in the 21st Century : an endangered species? Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences , C-99 (398). 299-307.

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Magnetic observatories have a long history of producing data that has led to many scientific discoveries. However, a long history is no guarantee of a long future and it is important to keep under review the factors that influence the sup-port given to magnetic observatory operations. The data that observatories pro-duce must be seen to be relevant to current and future scientific research, and also to ‘real-world’ applications. By understanding local and international de-mands for data, in terms of quality, resolution and availability, observatories can tailor their operations, choosing appropriate instrumentation and methods for data acquisition processing and distribution. The INTERMAGNET programme has attempted to address several of these issues.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Seismology and Geomagnetism
ISSN: ISSN 0138-0117
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 16 Oct 2012 08:33 +0 (UTC)

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