Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies (MACCS)

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: solar energy, magnetic field, aurora borealis, ionosphere, solar wind

Principal Investigator: Engebretson, Mark (3)
Licence Number: 12223
Organization: Boston University, Augsburg College
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: W. Jeffrey Hughes, Gordon Rostoker, John Samson, Laurence Cahill, Jr.

Objective(s): To measure the magnetic field fluctuations caused by ionospheric electric currents associated with the aurora;

Project Description: The researcher and his team will install magnetometers, instruments that passively measure the earth's magnetic field, at four sites. The MACCS project is part of a large international campaign to better understand the transfer of energy from the sun, via the solar wind, to the eath's magnetosphere and ionosphere.