Materials of the International Conference
50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year
and Electronic Geophysical Year

16-19 September 2007 • Suzdal, Russia

The Borok INTERMAGNET magnetic observatory

A. Chulliat1 and S. Anisimov2

1Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France

2Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Abstract

The Borok Geophysical Observatory (BGO) was established by the Schmidt's Institute of Physics of the Earth (IPE) in 1957 under the International Geophysical Year program, as a central station of a mid latitude region observing the ULF geomagnetic field pulsations. In April 2004, the BGO and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) installed new magnetometers, after which the observatory gained official INTERMAGNET magnetic observatory (IMO) status. INTERMAGNET is a global network of cooperating digital magnetic observatories, adopting modern standard specifications for measuring and recording equipment and transmitting data in quasi-real time via Geomagnetic Information Nodes to the scientific community. Since its foundation in 1987, INTERMAGNET has greatly expanded and now comprises about hundred magnetic observatories distributed on all continents. We will present main results and future developments of the cooperation between BGO and IPGP. We will also discuss the role of ground observatories in the magnetic satellite era, a few years before the launch the ESA Earth Explorer mission Swarm.

Citation: A. Chulliat and S. Anisimov (2007), The Borok INTERMAGNET magnetic observatory, in: Materials of the International Conference '50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year and Electronic Geophysical Year', GC RAS, Moscow, doi:10.2205/2007-IGY50conf.

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