Geomagnetism Program Assessment and Planet Earth Initiative


  • P. S. Eagleson


Congressman David Skaggs (D-Colo.) has requested an assessment by AGU of whether the U.S. geomagnetism program would be strengthened if the U.S. Geological Survey geomagnetic observatories program was transferred to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This assessment is needed by the end of January 1988

The AGU Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Section and the Public Affairs Committee recommended that AGU do the study. A panel has been formed to develop a draft AGU position on this issue by early January for subsequent Council approval. The members of this panel will be