National Geomagnetism Program: Current Status & Five-Year Plan, 2006-2010

Open-File Report 2006-1352



Executive Summary: The U.S. Geological Survey's Geomagnetism Program serves the scientific community and the broader public by collecting and distributing magnetometer data from an array of ground-based observatories and by conducting scientific analysis on those data. Preliminary, variational time-series can be collected and distributed in near-real time, while fully calibrated, absolute time-series are distributed after processing. The data are used by the civilian and military parts of the Federal Government, by private industry, and by academia, for a wide variety of purposes of both immediately practical importance and long-term scientific interest, including space-weather diagnosis and related hazard mitigation, mapping of the magnetic field and measurement of its activity, and research on the nature of the Earth's interior and the near-Earth space environment. This document reviews the current status of the Program, in terms of its situation within the Government and within the scientific community; summarizes the Program's operations, its staffing situation, and its facilities; describes the diversity of uses of Program magnetometer data; and presents a plan for the next 5 years for enhancing the Program's data-based services, developing products, and conducting scientific research.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title National Geomagnetism Program: Current Status & Five-Year Plan, 2006-2010
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2006-1352
DOI 10.3133/ofr20061352
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2006
Language ENGLISH
Contributing office(s) Geomagnetism Program
Description v, 41 p.
Time Range Start 2005-10-01
Time Range End 2010-09-30
Online Only (Y/N) Y