Geomagnetic observatories threatened again



In its fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is again proposing to close two geomagnetic observatories (Eos, February 10, 1987, p. 78). Reliable sources have indicated to us that one of the contemplated closings is of an Alaskan observatory. The same actions, proposed for the FY 1987 budget and commented upon by one of us (Lanzerotti; Eos, March 25, 1986, p. 145), fortunately did not occur.