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Geoelectric monitoring at the Boulder magnetic observatory

November 15, 2017

Despite its importance to a range of applied and fundamental studies, and obvious parallels to a robust network of magnetic-field observatories, long-term geoelectric field monitoring is rarely performed. The installation of a new geoelectric monitoring system at the Boulder magnetic observatory of the US Geological Survey is summarized. Data from the system are expected, among other things, to be used for testing and validating algorithms for mapping North American geoelectric fields. An example time series of recorded electric and magnetic fields during a modest magnetic storm is presented. Based on our experience, we additionally present operational aspects of a successful geoelectric field monitoring system.

Publication Year 2017
Title Geoelectric monitoring at the Boulder magnetic observatory
DOI 10.5194/gi-2017-27
Authors Cletus Blum, Tim White, Edward A. Sauter, Duff Stewart, Paul A. Bedrosian, Jeffrey J. Love
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems
Index ID 70191844
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center