Coast and Geodetic Survey

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: During the International Geophysical Year, which officially opens July 1, the Coast and Geodetic Survey hopes to solve some of the mysteries surrounding the magnetic currents that reach the earth from the outer atmosphere. Among these mysteries are the origins of the enormous streams of electricity, hundreds of miles above the earth, which are believed to cause magnetic storms. Just where are the currents, how far up, and how powerful? Is there an electrical jet stream near the equator? What is the connection between magnetic storms and the northern and southern aurora1 displays?
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 5
Pages: 246 - 247
Cite this article: Coast,, Survey, Geodetic, "PLANS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL YEAR", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 5, 1957, pp. 246-247.
Full Paper: ION Members/Non-Members: 1 Download Credit
Sign In