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Milestones of the IAGA International Service of Rapid Magnetic Variations and its contribution to geomagnetic field knowledge

Earth, Planets and Space200759:BF03352708

https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03352708

Received: 30 October 2006

Accepted: 18 January 2007

Published: 8 June 2007

Abstract

The Service of Rapid Magnetic Variations (RMV) was created by the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) with the aim of obtaining an overall view of the temporal and spatial distribution of RMV as a base for further study of these phenomena. The Ebro Observatory participated in the creation of this service and has been administering it from the beginning; consequently, the histories of these two organizations are intertwined.

Keywords

Magnetic StormRapid Magnetic VariationMagnetic DisturbanceSudden CommencementTerrestrial Magnetism