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An international network of magnetic observatories

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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DOI: 10.1002/2013EO420001

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Since its formation in the late 1980s, the International Real-Time Magnetic Observatory Network (INTERMAGNET), a voluntary consortium of geophysical institutes from around the world, has promoted the operation of magnetic observatories according to modern standards [eg. Rasson, 2007]. INTERMAGNET institutes have cooperatively developed infrastructure for data exchange and management ads well as methods for data processing and checking. INTERMAGNET institute have also helped to expand global geomagnetic monitoring capacity, most notably by assisting magnetic observatory institutes in economically developing countries by working directly with local geophysicists. Today the INTERMAGNET consortium encompasses 57 institutes from 40 countries supporting 120 observatories (see Figures 1a and 1b). INTERMAGNET data record a wide variety of time series signals related to a host of different physical processes in the Earth's interiors and in the Earth's surrounding space environment [e.g., Love, 2008]. Observatory data have always had a diverse user community, and to meet evolving demand, INTERMAGNET has recently coordinated the introduction of several new data services.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An international network of magnetic observatories
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1002/2013EO420001
Volume
94
Issue:
42
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s):
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
373
Last page:
374
Number of Pages:
2