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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 6, 447-452, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-6-447-2017
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Research article
02 Nov 2017
Geoelectric monitoring at the Boulder magnetic observatory
Cletus C. Blum1, Timothy C. White1, Edward A. Sauter1, Duff C. Stewart1, Paul A. Bedrosian2, and Jeffrey J. Love1 1US Geological Survey, Geomagnetism Program, Box 25046 MS 966 DFC, Denver, Colorado 80225, USA
2US Geological Survey, Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center, P.O. Box 25046 MS 964 DFC, Denver, Colorado 80225, USA
Abstract. Despite its importance to a range of applied and fundamental studies, and obvious parallels to a robust network of magnetic-field observatories, long-term geoelectric field monitoring is rarely performed. The installation of a new geoelectric monitoring system at the Boulder magnetic observatory of the US Geological Survey is summarized. Data from the system are expected, among other things, to be used for testing and validating algorithms for mapping North American geoelectric fields. An example time series of recorded electric and magnetic fields during a modest magnetic storm is presented. Based on our experience, we additionally present operational aspects of a successful geoelectric field monitoring system.

Citation: Blum, C. C., White, T. C., Sauter, E. A., Stewart, D. C., Bedrosian, P. A., and Love, J. J.: Geoelectric monitoring at the Boulder magnetic observatory, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 6, 447-452, https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-6-447-2017, 2017.
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Despite its importance to a range of applied and fundamental studies, and obvious parallels to a robust network of magnetic-field observatories, long-term geoelectric field monitoring is rarely performed. The installation of a new geoelectric monitoring system at the Boulder magnetic observatory of the US Geological Survey is summarized. Data from the system are expected, among other things, to be used for testing and validating algorithms for mapping North American geoelectric fields.
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