Abstract

Magnetic observatories capable of providing long-period results in absolute measures have been operated in Australia and its territories on and off since 1840. As the first such observatory (that at Gottingen, built by Gauss) was erected only eight years earlier, a long tradition has been established in the observational aspects of the science. In 1979 six observatories are operating: one in Papua New Guinea (recently transferred to that countrys Geological Survey), three in Australia, one in the sub-Antarctic, and one in Antarctica. The number and disposition of continental observatories is inadequate. The factors which should be considered in planning any future network are outlined.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1979-01-01T00:00:00

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81014 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/81014/

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Journal
AAT
AUS
Earth Sciences

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English

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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2601
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Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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