Willowbank Observatory, Pennyghael, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Near real-time auroral-warning magnetometer, local weather and webcam

Simple Auroral Magnetometer (SAM)

 

Click for yesterday's magnetometer graph (opens in a new window)

Latest Weather Summary

current weather

Detailed reports and records are here

Willowbank Webcam

webcam image

The weather observations are made with a Davis Vantage Pro 2 system. The Webcam is a ToUCam Pro II. All times are in UTC (add 1h for British Summer Time). The software used is Weather Display v10.37.

The SAM magnetometer is designed to give advance warning of possible auroral activity. Disturbances of K = 5 or more on the graph signal there may be such activity. More information about viewing the aurora can be found here. More details about the magnetometer are here.
The system has been modified to allow use of a third fluxgate sensor, so allowing measurement of both E-W, N-S and vertical components.

An experimental Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID) receiver, intended to record changes in the ionosphere caused by X-ray flares on the Sun, is available here.

These web-pages are always under development and will be subject to changes, or be taken off-line from time to time. The page is optimized for viewing on a 1024 x 768 pixel screen. More details of the instruments can be found here.

Comments or suggestions for changes are welcome.       Please send them to me at : marsport@marsport.org.uk

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