NSF Ground-based Magnetometer Array Workshop

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Greenbelt, Maryland May 5-6, 2016

For discussion of the current state and future of ground magnetometer arrays in support of space weather monitoring and research, see article in Space Weather.

US-Sponsored Ground-Based Magnetometer Arrays and Programs*

Array Location Instruments Manufacturer No. of Locations
AAL-PIP Antarctica Fluxgate Korepanov 6
AAL-PIP Antarctica Induction Coil UNH 4
AMBER Africa Fluxgate UCLA 7
AMBER South America Fluxgate UCLA 2
AMBER East Asia Fluxgate UCLA 4
Falcon Continental US Fluxgate UCLA 11
GIMA Alaska Fluxgate Narod 9
Jicamarca South America Fluxgate UCLA 2
LISN South America Fluxgate UCLA 6
MACCS Arctic Canada Fluxgate Narod 8
McMAC Continental US & Mexico Fluxgate UCLA 9
MEASURE Continental US Fluxgate UCLA 6
SAMBA South America & Antarctica Fluxgate UCLA 12
THEMIS Continental US & Canada Fluxgate UCLA 24
US Geological Survey US & Territories Fluxgate Narod 11
NJIT / AGO Antarctica Fluxgate Bell Labs 7
NJIT / AGO Antarctica Induction Coil Tohoku University 5
MICA Antarctica Induction Coil UNH 5
MICA Arctic Canada Induction Coil UNH 4
MICA Svalbard Induction Coil UNH 4
  • Some locations listed here have instruments that are not currently operating.

2019 GEM workshop meeting

The ground magnetometer advisory board was formed in 2016 as a community driven effort to (1) review operations/status/performance of all US-funded ground magnetometer arrays, (2) discuss priorities for future ground magnetometer locations in consultation with the wider community including USGS/ULTIMA/NSF, (3) transition towards a Class-II facility/DASI operations model as recommended by the 2015-2016 NSF Geospace Portfolio Review, (4) facilitate the production and dissemination of high level data products that support scientific investigations, spacecraft missions, modeling efforts, and space weather forecasts.

We invite the GEM community to attend our meeting on Monday, June 24 at 1:30 PM, where we’ll discuss updates on all the above items. Later this year, we’ll add new members to the advisory board who either operate ground magnetometers or use magnetometer data to support their scientific investigations and/or space weather monitoring efforts. If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please attend this GEM meeting or contact Mike Hartinger (mdhartin@vt.edu).

Monday, 24 June, 1:30 PM, Location: Santa Fe

  • Mike Hartinger - Updates on ground magnetometer advisory board activities
  • Mark Engebretson - Summary of information gathering report
  • Lisa Winter - NSF updates
  • Hyomin Kim - DRUM/DASI updates and future plans, discussion
  • Jesper Gjerloev - SuperMAG updates
  • Josh Rigler - USGS updates, updates from other magnetometer arrays
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