Midlatitude Magnetometer Chains During the IMS

  1. C.T. Russell and
  2. David J. Southwood
  1. R.L. McPherron

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP020p0170

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

How to Cite

McPherron, R.L. (1982) Midlatitude Magnetometer Chains During the IMS, in The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis (eds C.T. Russell and D. J. Southwood), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP020p0170

Author Information

  1. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875902289

Online ISBN: 9781118664940

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Keywords:

  • Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL);
  • Auroral zone;
  • Bell Lab conjugate array;
  • Data acquisition;
  • International Magnetospheric Study (IMS);
  • Magnetometer network;
  • Midlatitude magnetometer chains;
  • Stack plots

Summary

The International Magnetospheric Study (IMS) is an international program to study global problems of magnetospheric dynamics. A key element of the U.S. participation in this program was the establishment of a ground magnetometer network. This network included a number of arrays at high and low latitudes. This report describes three chains established at midlatitudes, including the IMS Midlatitude Chain, the AFGL Magnetometer Network, and the Bell Lab Conjugate Array. Descriptions of the type of equipment, station locations, types of data display, and availability of data for each chain are presented in this report. A major problem of the data analysis phase of the IMS will be reducing selected subsets of these data to a common format. Currently, there are no plans to do this in a systematic manner.