magnetometer consisted of two windings which enclosed a fragile helix of magnetic
One winding was energised by a 5kHZ alternating current and a secondary
winding detected a second harmonic, the amplitude of which was proportional to the outside
magnetic influence. Micropulstions in the earth's magnetic field were
measured in three directions simultaneously and recorded in two frequency bands.
Geomagnetic data was obtained from the magnetometer installed on the
ice shelf at the British Antarctic Survey base near the South Pole and micropulsations of
the earth's magnetic field were recorded due to solar storms with their associated
ionised particles, interacting with the earth's magnetic field. The
perturbations of the earth's magnetic field due to the expanding fireball of the
rainbow H. bomb exploded high above the Pacific were detected by the magnetometer.
Sir Vivian Fuchs the Antarctic explorer used a Flux-Gate magnetometer to
measure geomagnetic data on the ice shelf at the British Antartic Survey Base. SRDE
was kept informed of the magnetic activity by means of periodic radio signals transmitted
from the Antartic Base.