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Magnetic Observatory at Concordia Station


Latitude: 75° 06’ S, Longitude: 123° 21’ E - 3200 m a.s.l. (Antarctica)

Concordia Station is placed about 1.200 km away from the coast, in a region of the Antarctic continent known as Dome C where ice thickness exceeds 3.200 m. It is here that Italian and French people have built a permanent base intended to operate 12 months a year. Among the various scientific installations there is also a magnetic observatory whose management is shared by Italian and French people. The station is located in a special place: in fact it is inside the polar cap where magnetic field lines are open and directly connected to the interplanetary magnetic field. This offers a precious opportunity to study external phenomena at high latitudes.

Instruments

Total intensity F is measured by an Overhouser magnetometer, measurements of the elements D, H and Z are made by a suspended three-axial magnetometer. The theodolite used for absolute measurements has been designed to operate at the low temperatures reached on the Antarctic plateau.


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Elevation:

75° 06’ S    123° 21’ E

88° 47’ S    54° 50’ E

3200 m a.s.l.

Corrected geomagnetic coordinates are estimated for the epoch 2007.0 by the routine available at the NASA CCMD website.

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