Norwegian ‘Aurora Polaris’ Expedition: On the Cause of Magnetic Storms and the Origin of Terrestrial Magnetism
Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 N87 1902
Christiania, Copenhagen: H. Aschehoug & Co.
This was the third of three similar expeditions led by Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland (1867-1917), all with aims to investigate the causes of ‘magnetic disturbances on the earth and aurora borealis’ (Birkeland, Preface, volume 1). The 1902-03 expedition was wide-ranging. Staff at four stations in Finmark, Norway; Iceland; Spitsbergen, Norway; and Novaya Zemlya, Arctic Russia, collected scientific data which was to be augmented by data collected from as many stations as possible around the world.
Kristian Birkeland, “Norwegian ‘Aurora Polaris’ Expedition: On the Cause of Magnetic Storms and the Origin of Terrestrial Magnetism,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 21, 2019, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8112.