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10 Oct 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 10 Oct 2018

Building a Raspberry Pi school magnetometer network in the UK

Ciarán D. Beggan and Steve R. Marple


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (08 Sep 2018) by Marina Joubert
AR by Ciaran Beggan on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Sep 2018) by Marina Joubert
Short summary
As computing and geophysical sensor components have become increasingly affordable over the past decade, it is now possible to build a cost-effective system for monitoring the Earth's natural magnetic field variations, in particular for space weather events, e.g. aurorae. Sensors available to the general public are ~ 100 times less sensitive than scientific instruments but only 1/100th of the price. We demonstrate a system that allows schools to contribute to a genuine scientific sensor network.
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