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Silchar Magnetic Observatory

Magnetic Observatory IAGA Code
Latitude(oN) Longitude(oE) Latitude(oN) Longitude
Silchar SIL 24.93 92.82 15.27 165.96

New functional building for Silchar Magnetic Observatory in the campus of Assam University, Silchar

Silchar magnetic observatory was commissioned in 1998 in the campus of Regional Engineering College under a project sponsored North East Council t understand the Earth’s electrical conductivity beneath the surface. The observatory is located southern side of Dauki fault. Thus magnetic measurements at Silchar complement the measurements at Shillong which is situated on the northern side of the fault.

Due to developmental activities, leading to increased electromagnetic noise in the vicinity of the observatory, magnetic records at Silchar were found to be contaminated with electromagnetic noise. The Assam University, Silchar has allotted land to relocate the observatory in an isolated low electromagnetic noise locate. The Observatory started its functions at this location in October 2011 where induction coil Magnetometer along with other magnetometers are monitoring geomagnetic field variations in a wide frequency band.

Variation Recordings : Fluxgate Magnetometer, Induction Coils.
Absolute Measurements : Proton Precession Magnetometer, Declination- Inclination Magnetometer.
Staff at Observatory : Mr. S. Moulik , Mr. P. K. Das
Address : Silchar Magnetic observatory Assam University Campus, Silchar, 788 011, Assam, India
Contact Persons : satyavir@iigs.iigm.res.in & gopiseemala@iigs.iigm.res.in

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