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Magnetic observations collected from Antarctica and Macquarie Island since 1952
Entry ID: Absolutes

Abstract: Final one minute average values of the absolute geomagnetic field in the north (X), east (Y) and vertical (Z) components in units of nanoTesla (nT).

Magnetic variometer data have been collected at Macquarie Is. since 1952; Mawson since 1955; and Casey since 1988. Data were not digital from Macquarie Is. until late 1984; from Mawson until late 1986. They have been digital from Casey since 1988. Data that are currently available from the GA website are not complete, but improving. The status of data availability is available on the website.

Particular magnetic elements can be chosen to be plotted or tabulated data are available.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.45   S: -54.8   E: 159.05   W: 158.75
  N: -66.25   S: -66.45   E: 110.7   W: 110.35
  N: -67.5   S: -67.7   E: 62.9   W: 62.6

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hopgood, P.
Dataset Title: Magnetic observations collected from Antarctica and Macquarie Island since 1952
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1952-01-01
Quality The combination of the variometer data with the absolute calibrations results in calibrated magnetic variation data that are available on the Geoscience Australia web site.
Access Constraints Observation data are available for download from the Geoscience Australia website at the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Originating Center
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Fees: free
Contact Address:
Geoscience Australia
GPO Box 378
City: Canberra
Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-12-21