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Science for Everyone

Science briefs about new geomagnetism research written for non-scientists.

    • Auroras and Earthquakes: Strange Companions

      Release Date: JULY 6, 2020In 1722 and 1723 a London clockmaker, George Graham, observed daily and consistent variations on one of his instruments, a “Needle upon the Pin” (a compass), for which he had no explanation. Swedish scientists obtained some of Graham’s instruments to record what is now known to be the variations in Earth’s magnetic field. In 1741, they noticed a significant deflection of...
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      Auroras and Earthquakes: Strange Companions

      Release Date: JULY 6, 2020In 1722 and 1723 a London clockmaker, George Graham, observed daily and consistent variations on one of his instruments, a “Needle upon the Pin” (a compass), for which he had no explanation. Swedish scientists obtained some of Graham’s instruments to record what is now known to be the variations in Earth’s magnetic field. In 1741, they noticed a significant deflection of...
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    • The Electric Storm of November 1882

      Strange things started happening on November 17, 1882, and no one knew quite what to make of it.
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      The Electric Storm of November 1882

      Strange things started happening on November 17, 1882, and no one knew quite what to make of it.
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    • Keeping the Lights On in North America

      Realtime geoelectric maps during a magnetic storm can assist utility companies with their operations and can help power-grid managers to make decisions that may minimize the impact to their systems.
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      Keeping the Lights On in North America

      Realtime geoelectric maps during a magnetic storm can assist utility companies with their operations and can help power-grid managers to make decisions that may minimize the impact to their systems.
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