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The solar events of August/September 1859 - Surviving Australian observations


Humble, JE, The solar events of August/September 1859 - Surviving Australian observations, Advances in Space Research, 38, (2) pp. 155-158. ISSN 0273-1177 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.asr.2005.08.053


Australian observations of geophysical phenomena related to the "Carrington/Hodgson" solar events of August/September 1859 are summarized. Bright aurora were seen at least as far north as Brisbane. Telegraph services were disrupted in more southern regions, the magnetometer at Melbourne was greatly disturbed, and newspapers of the day carried useful information. No information has yet been uncovered from the more northern areas of the continent, which at that time had few sizeable European communities. © 2006.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:High energy astrophysics and galactic cosmic rays
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Humble, JE (Dr John Humble)
ID Code:40791
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-03-21

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