The Global Geomagnetic Observatory Network

  • Jean L. Rasson
  • Hiroaki Toh
  • Dongmei Yang
Part of the IAGA Special Sopron Book Series book series (IAGA, volume 5)


The paper provides a snapshot of the global geomagnetic observatory network at the time of the Sopron IAGA Assembly in August 2009. The need for these observatories is explained and the evolution and outlook of the observing techniques are examined. We present three projects addressing the upgrade of existing observatories, the creation of new ones and the problems of observing in the oceanic regions.


Magnetic Observatory Fluxgate Magnetometer Geomagnetic Observatory International Geophysical Year Geomagnetic Secular Variation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Royal Météorologique de BelgiqueCentre de Physique du GlobeDourbes, ViroinvalBelgium
  2. 2.Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism, Graduate School of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Institute of GeophysicsChina Earthquake AdministrationHaidan District, BeijingChina

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