Department of Physics
Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station, South Pole Station
Research Locations: Arrival Heights / Cusp Lab
This project is a continuation of current studies using search coil magnetometers already installed and operating at South Pole Station's Cusp Lab and Arrival Heights at McMurdo Station, as well as at Halley (a UK base in Antarctica) and two sites in the Arctic. Researchers use time-series data from magnetometers at these and other Antarctic sites (including the PENGUIn Automated Geophysical Observatories), often in conjunction with data from other Arrival Heights instruments, to study the dynamics of the Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere.
Field Season Overview:
No project participants deploy. Staff Research Associates (RAs) perform routine monitoring of the equipment and computers.