Operation of an induction magnetometer at Iqaluit, N.W.T.: A magnetic conjugate site to the South Pole site, Antarctica.

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, magnetic field, solar wind

Principal Investigator: Arnoldy, Roger L. (1)
Licence Number: 12359
Organization: Space Science Centre, University of New Hampshire
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: G. Rostoker (University of Alberta)

Objective(s): To look for small fluctuations in the earth's magnetic field caused by the interaction of the solar wind with the earth. This research will be identical to the study being conducted at the South Pole.

Project Description: Small fluctuations in the earth's magnetic field can be measured using induction antennas. These antennas are large coils of wire that are buried beneath the ground and placed in north-south, east-west and vertical directions. The measurements are recorded on an optical disc which can collect approximately one year's worth of data. One person will be on-site in order to check the accuracy of the time clock each week and to replace the disc once a year.