SAMBA-AMBER Magnetometers Data Center

Escudero Station

The SAMBA and AMBER magnetometer B-Field networks provide data characterizing the earth's magnetic field in the southern hemisphere, utilizing parallel chains of meridional sensor stations in South America and Africa.

The "South American Meridional B-Field Array" (SAMBA) stretches from Putre, Chile to Escudero, O'Higgins and Palmer Stations, Antarctica.

The "African Meridian B-Field Education and Research" (AMBER) array ranges from Medea, Algeria south to Tsumeb, Namibia in two parallel lines. Additional stations are planned for installations along the magnetic equator from Brazil to the Philippines.

These networks and this data center are sponsored by funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Leading participants include Boston College and the University of California Los Angeles. Host organizations for the sensors are identified in the Station pages of the sensor networks.

Sensor data on this site are stored in ascii daily data tables and as PostScript® daily plot files. Users can browse the stored file tree via the Downloads menu item or by searching for a particular day and station. Table data have been de-spiked during processing, prior to plot generation.



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