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Authors: Chiappini, M. 
Editors: Gubbins, D. 
Herrero-Bervera, E. 
Title: Observatories in Italy
Issue Date: 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4020-3992-8
Keywords: Earth's magnetic field
Magnetic observatories
L'Aquila and Castello Tesino
Subject Classification01. Atmosphere::01.03. Magnetosphere::01.03.06. Instruments and techniques 
04. Solid Earth::04.05. Geomagnetism::04.05.02. Geomagnetic field variations and reversals 
04. Solid Earth::04.05. Geomagnetism::04.05.03. Global and regional models 
04. Solid Earth::04.05. Geomagnetism::04.05.04. Magnetic anomalies 
04. Solid Earth::04.05. Geomagnetism::04.05.08. Instruments and techniques 
Abstract: Monitoring the Earth's magnetic field is carried out by geomagnetic observatories all over the world. In Italy, the first observatory was founded in 1880, when Pietro Tacchini, the director of the Central Meteorological Institute (Ufficio Centrale di Meteorologia), launched an initiative to study the distribution of the Earth's magnetic field over the Italian territory.
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