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Nature 189, 826 (11 March 1961); doi:10.1038/189826a0

Auroral Observations at Halley Bay, Antarctica, during 1959


Department of Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh.

IN accordance with the recommendations of the Special Committee on Antarctic Research the programme of auroral observation conducted during the International Geophysical Year at Halley Bay, Antarctica, was continued into 1959. The Halley Bay Base, established by the Royal Society International Geophysical Year Expedition and now administered by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, is situated in geomagnetic latitude 66° S., and both visual and all-sky camera records are now available for the four years 1956–59. A detailed analysis of the results of the first three years observations has appeared elsewhere1, and it is interesting to compare these results with those obtained during 1959.

  1. Evans, S. , and Thomas, G. M. , in The Royal Society I.G.Y. Antarctic Expedition, Halley Bay, Coats Land, Falkland Islands Dependencies, 1955–1959, 1 (London: The Royal Society) (in the press).
  2. Evans, S. , and Thomas, G. M. , J. Geophys. Res., 64, 1381 (1959). | ISI |
  3. Paton, J. , Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 256, 242 (1960).
  4. Arnoldy, R. L. , Hoffman, R. A. , and Winckler, J. R. , J. Geophys. Res., 65, 1361 (1960). | ISI |

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