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Comparison of the Diurnal Variation of the Horizontal Component of the Earth's Magnetic Field at Nairobi with that at Addis Ababa

Naturevolume 207pages970971 (1965) | Download Citation



THE small magnetic observatory at University College, Nairobi, was completed in time for the International Quiet Sun Year. The station is equipped with three component La Cour variometers and is standardized by means of two quartz horizontal force magnetometers and a magnetomeric zero balance. These instruments were compared with standard instruments in March 1963 by Laursen and again in December 1964 by Wienert. Observations for the first year of operation are being analysed and the results for the diurnal variation in horizontal component H during the months of April and May 1964 are given here for comparison with similar data from Addis Ababa for the same period.

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