Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies (MACCS).

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Kitikmeot, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, solar energy, magnetic field, aurora borealis, ionosphere

Principal Investigator: Engebretson, Mark (3)
Licence Number: 12274
Organization: Augsburg College; Boston University
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: W. Jeffrey Hughes, Gordon Rostoker, John Samson, Laurence Cahill Jr.

Objective(s): Objective is to measure the magnetic field fluctuations caused by ionosphere electric currents associated with the aurora. From this study, we hope to learn more about the physical processes that couple energy from the sun to the earth's upper atmosphere.

Project Description: We plan to install magnetometers, instruments that passively measure the earth's magnetic field, at 4 sites during the summer of 1993. We will spend approx. 1 week at each site installing and testing equipment, and will then leave it in place for several years. We also plan to revisit the 4 communities of Pangnirtung, Cape Dorset, Coral Harbour and Repulse Bay to meet with established contacts and check on equipment and operations.