Norwegian ‘Aurora Polaris’ Expedition: On the Cause of Magnetic Storms and the Origin of Terrestrial Magnetism

Date

1908

Identifier

Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 N87 1902

Publisher

Christiania, Copenhagen: H. Aschehoug & Co.

Abstract

The Norwegian Aurora Polaris Expedition, 1902-03. 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 from around the world.

Files

Norwegian Stations 1902-1903.jpg

Citation

Kristian Birkeland, “Norwegian ‘Aurora Polaris’ Expedition: On the Cause of Magnetic Storms and the Origin of Terrestrial Magnetism,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8234.