Near historic battlegrounds of the American Civil War, southeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on a secluded grassy glade surrounded by forest, a specially designed observatory records the Earth’s changing magnetic field. This facility, the Fredericksburg Magnetic Observatory, is 1 of 14 observatories the U.S. Geological Survey Geomagnetism Program operates at various locations across the United States and its Territories as a service to the Nation and in support of a diversity of governmental, academic, and commercial scientific projects.
Love, J.J., and Lewis, K.A., 2021, Geomagnetic monitoring in the mid-Atlantic United States: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021-3001, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213001.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
Table of Contents
- History of Geomagnetic Monitoring
- Geomagnetic Signals
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Geomagnetic monitoring in the mid-Atlantic United States|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Geologic Hazards Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|