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Automatic detection of ionospheric Alfvén resonances

Geomagnetism Review 2013

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Automatic detection of ionospheric Alfvén resonances

A new paper published on automatic detection of ionospheric Alfvén resonances.

Read more about BGS's work with high-frequency magnetomers.

Geomagnetism Review 2013

Read our review of the Geomagnetism Team's activities in 2013.

Grid Magnetic Angle calculator

Something interesting is happening to the magnetic field in Great Britain this year. Find out what!

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Viewing the Northern Lights

Read our guide on how to see the Northern Lights from the UK.

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The Geomagnetism team measures, records, models and interprets variations in the Earth’s natural magnetic fields.

Our data and expertise help to develop scientific understanding of change in the Earth and the environment, from deep within the core out into space.

We also provide geomagnetic products and services to industry and to academic colleagues and we use our knowledge for information and education.


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