Magnetic Observatory

Project Title Magnetic Observatories
To record variations and absolute values of the Earth’s magnetic field, over a long period time and to study the phenomena associated with the Earth’s magnetic field, to contribute to magnetic field measurements for resource exploration, studies of solar-terrestrial physics and the Earth’s interior.
Project Number OLP-2103-28 (KA)
Project Leader Dr. Kusumita Arora
Duration 1964 to continuing


 Year Book 2015 HYB(IMO) AND CPL MAGNETIC OBSERVATORIES

The objective of Magnetic Observatories is to record continuously over the long term, time variations of the magnetic field vector and to maintain the accurate Absolute standard of the measurements.

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To achieve this, Hyderabad (HYB) Magnetic Observatory was setup during 1965 and Choutuppal (CPL) Magnetic Observatory established on 6th October 2014. These Observatories are equipped with various types of Magnetometers (i.e. Tri-axial Digital Fluxgate Magnetometer, Overhauser Proton Precession Magnetometer, Declination and Inclination Magnetometer), in which time variations in the magnetic field are recorded continuously with a sampling interval of 01 & 05 seconds and regular Absolute measurements are regularly being carried out to find the values of the intensity and direction of the geomagnetic field. 

 

In addition to the permanent Magnetic Observatories, remote Observatories established at Vencode (VEN), Port Blair (PBR), Nabagram (NBG), Katchal (KTC), Campbell Bay (CBY), Minicoy (MNC)and GAN (Maldives) to understand the spatial and temporal characteristics of equatorial ionospheric current system and the induced response electromagnetic field.

Ongoing Projects

S.No

Project Title

Project Number & Sponsored by

1

To record variations and absolute values of the Earth’s magnetic field, over anextended time to study changes of the Earth’s magnetic field and its correlations with external and internal sources

OLP-2103-28(KA), CSIR-NGRI

2

Geomagnetic observatories to monitor changes of magnetic field and related hazards

HEART PSC0203 (KA), CSIR-NGRI

3

Conductivity structure of Andaman Nicobar subduction zone from electromagnetic induction studies

GENIAS PSC0104 (KA), CSIR-NGRI

4

Measurement of Magnetic Variations along Southern India ocean-continent margin and adjoining islands to study crust/upper mantle structure through induction modeling, with focus on the deformation processes in Andaman arc

GAP-656-28(KA), MoES

5

Uniting and networking the magnetic community in the northern Indian Ocean region

GAP-718-28 (KA), ICSU

 

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Name

Designation

a

 

Dr.Kusumita Arora

 

Principal Scientist & PL

b

 

Mr. K. Chandra Shakar Rao

 

Senior Technical Officer

c

 

 

Mr.N. Phani Chandrasekhar

 

 

Technical Officer

 

 

Mrs.L. Manjula

 

 

Technical Assistant

 

 

Dr. Nandini Nagarajan

 

 

Consultant Scientist

 

Suraj Kumar

 

Project Fellow

 

 

Upasana Dhar

 

 

Project Fellow

 

 

Archana.R.K

 

 

Project Fellow

 

 

C.H.Gattaiah

 

 

Supporting Staff

 

Harmeet Singh

 

Data In-charge-SAC

 

 

Mohan

 

 

Office Assistant