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HMO-PSWS Vector Magnetic Field Studies at SANAE IV, Antarctica

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Abstract: Vector magnetic field studies at SANAE IV, Antarctica, are conducted with a FGE suspended magnetometer, manufactured by the Danish Meteorological Institute. It is a In Situ land based application operating on base station mode, located at 71.674645�S 2.82993�W. The instrument provides a resolution of 0.1nT.

The data have a temporal resolution of 5 seconds, which is converted to a 1 minute average. Files contains the HDZ field data as well as the sensor and electronics temperature. Data are output in ASCII, and folders are named per date, e.g. SNADSFS1-yyyymmdd.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -71.67   S: -71.67   E: -2.83   W: -2.83
Min Altitude: 800 M Max Altitude: 800 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Daleen Koch
Dataset Title: Vector Magnetic Field Studies at SANAE IV, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: SNADSFS1
Dataset Release Date: 2008-01-17
Dataset Release Place: Hermanus Magnetic Observatory, Hermanus, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: Hermanus Magnetic Observatory
Version: 1.0
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-17
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 5 sec
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 second - < 1 minute
Quality RAW
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: On-line
Distribution Size: 60KB daily
Distribution Format: Plain Text / ASCII (SNADSFS1-yyyymmdd.txt)
Fees: None
Phone: +27283121196
Fax: +27283122039
Email: pjcilliers at
Contact Address:
Hermanus Magnetic Observatory
1 Hospital Street
City: Hermanus
Province or State: Western Cape
Postal Code: 7200
Country: South Africa
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-22
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