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Magnetotelluric measurements of the earth's crust beneath the Wright Valley
Entry ID: K042_1983_1984_NZ_3

Abstract: A magnetotelluric study was made of the earth's crust beneath the Wright Valley. Fluxgate magnetometers were used to record 3 component magnetic field variations and lead electrodes, 150 meters apart, were used to monitor 2 component surface electric fields. Recordings were made south of the old Vanda Stations, Lake Vanda, Wright Valley from 0.00 NZST 1/12/83 to 07.00 NZST 5/12/83. During this time a K5 geomagnetic storm was in progress and some good records were obtained. A study was also commenced on the propogation of very low frequency radio waves in the earth-ionosphere waveguide. A VLF antenna was set up at Arrival Heights and the field strength of VLF signals broadcast by the station NWC at ta frequency of 22.3 kHz was monitored.
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1.   N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 161.55   W: 161.55  
2.   N: -77.82   S: -77.82   E: 166.65   W: 166.65  

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Start Date: 1983-11-21
Stop Date: 1983-12-06
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Pyne, A. (comp) 1984 Immediate report of Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1983-84. Wellington Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington
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