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Observatory Operations - Riometer and Magnetometer Data from the Australian Antarctic Territory and Riometer Data from Macquarie Island
Entry ID: ASAC_527

Abstract: An analogue data acquisition system (ADAS), designed to collect time-stamped, time series data from any analogue signal is currently used to log data from the riometer, magnetic pulsations and fluxgate magnetometers. Data collection is synchronised to a GPS (global positioning system) chronometer allowing data to be sampled with a time resolution of one millisecond, allowing accurate propagation ... View entire text
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Description: Download point for the data - 1987-1989
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -66.0   E: 111.0   W: 111.0
  N: -68.0   S: -68.0   E: 78.0   W: 78.0
  N: -67.0   S: -67.0   E: 63.0   W: 63.0
  N: -54.0   S: -54.0   E: 158.0   W: 158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Morris, R.J., Burns, G. and Symons, L.
Dataset Title: Observatory Operations - Riometer and Magnetometer Data from the Australian Antarctic Territory and Riometer Data from Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2005-12-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-10-11
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 10 s
Quality Riometer:
Only raw data (cosmic noise intensity, with zero levels marked in a sequence around 16:30UT) are available from this source.

See end of processed files for notes on reliability of data from each day.
Access Constraints Data are available for use in research activities provided consent of, and suitable reference to experiments and principal investigator is given.

Data stored in ADAS Format.

The data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. Data are available in a number of small download files, rather than one large file.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
Data Set Progress
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
Distribution Size: 7 GB
Distribution Format: ADAS
Fees: free
Burns, G.B., McLoughlin, R. (1989), Routine observatory operations by the Australian Antarctic Division., Conde, M., Beggs, H. (ed.) ANARE Research Notes, 69, 189-192
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24