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Activity 9: A Soda Bottle Magnetometer....Data

Data taken between March 15-17, 1999 at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center with the Mark 2 magnetometer by Dr. Sten Odenwald. Condition of the Sun and the strength of the auroral oval from satellite data:


3-15-99   Active/Disturbed.
3-16-99   Disturbed, Weak Auroral Oval
3-17-99   Quiet. Weak Oval

The following times are in Eastern Standard Time:

3-15-99
11:05    9.5 s
11:35    8.5 s
13:25    9.0 s
14:00    9.0 s
14:20    9.0 s
15:25    9.0 s
16:00    8.0 s
17:00    7.5 s
17:25    8.0 s

3-16-99
9:25     8.0 s
10:20    6.5 s
13:20    5.0 s
14:25    4.5 s
15:00    4.5 s
15:20    4.0 s
16:10    4.5 s
16:50    4.5 s

3-17-99
9:45     6.5 s
10:40    6.5 s
11:05    6.0 o
11:40    4.0 s
12:15    4.5 s
13:00    6.0 s
13:30    7.0 s
15:35    1.5 s
16:10    2.5 s
17:00    2.5 s

Notes:

Generally a disturbed week.

We found the two 'real-time' magnetometer stations at Kiruna, Sweden system and Flinders very helpful in corroborating the data taken.