Improvements in geomagnetic observatory data quality

Jan Reda, Danielle Fouassier, Anca Isac, Hans-Joachim Linthe, Jürgen Matzka, Christopher William Turbitt

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Geomagnetic observatory practice and instrumentation has evolved significantly over the past 150 years. Evolution continues to be driven by advances in technology and by the need of the data user community for higher-resolution, lower noise data in near-real time. Additionally, collaboration between observatories and the establishment of observatory networks has harmonized standards and practices across the world; improving the quality of the data product available to the user. Nonetheless, operating a highquality geomagnetic observatory is non-trivial. This article gives a record of the current state of observatory instrumentation and methods, citing some of the general problems in the complex operation of geomagnetic observatories. It further gives an overview of recent improvements of observatory data quality based on presentation during 11th IAGA Assembly at Sopron and INTERMAGNET issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeomagnetic Observations and Models
Number of pages358
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-9048198573
Publication statusPublished - 2011
SeriesIAGA Special Sopron Book Series

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