Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies, Physics Department, Augsburg College

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The MACCS (Magnetometer Array for Cusp and Cleft Studies) project is a
joint venture between the Augsburg College Physics Department and
Boston University's Astronomy Department to study natural interactions
in the Earth's space environment. Since 1991, faculty and students at
the two colleges have worked together to build, calibrate and install
magnetometers and computer-based recording systems at eight villages
at the northern end of Hudson Bay, on Baffin Island and on the shores
of the Arctic Ocean.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a research grant which
provides Augsburg and Boston University with money for the MACCS
project to continue operating magnetometers at the remote sites.

The grant funding this project will continue to provide exceptional
educational benefits to Augsburg College and Boston University
students. In addition to the value of hands-on learning of how science
is actually done, the cooperative and international nature of
environmental science makes it a tremendous educational
experience. Our students have the opportunity to meet both young
scientists and established physicists from many countries. It's a
definite plus for undergraduate students interested in scientific


[Summary provided by Augsburg College.]

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